Massachusetts Medical Laser Laws

Massachusetts Medical Laser Laws & State Regulations

The information provided is for general education purposes. Please consult with a healthcare attorney for proper legal guidance for all cosmetic laser operation laws and regulations within your designated state. This information is NOT intended to be legal advise or a substitute for legal guidance. This information may be incomplete or outdated. You need to contact a healthcare attorney & State government for most updated information. 

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http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/dpl/boards/et/lic-req-for-laser-hair-removal.pdf

MA administrative code allows for use of laser acupuncture by acupuncturists. Non-Ablative and Non-Laser Sources Device Use

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=7&L0=H ome&L1=Provider&L2=Certification%2C+Licensure%2C+an d+Registration&L3=Occupational+and+Professional&L4=Nur sing&L5=Nursing+Practice&L6=Advisory+Rulings+on+Nursi ng+Practice&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dph_quality _boards_nursing_p_laser_hair_remove&csid=Eeohhs2

REPORT OF THE MEDICAL SPA TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED BY CHAPTER 81 OF THE ACTS OF 2006

http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/borim/med_spa_task_force_report.doc

Board of Registration in Medicine

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/10/23/243cmr2.pdf

The Code of MA Regulations, 243 CMR 2.00 allows a physician to permit a skilled professional or non-professional assistant to perform services in a manner consistent with accepted medical standards and appropriate to the assistant’s skill.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/187/S1140/Senate/Bill/Text

2012 MA SB 1140 would allow physicians, physician assistants, nurses, electrologist and advanced aestheticians to remove hair from the human body using laser devices or other light-based devices. 2012 MA SB 1112 would define “surgery” as structurally altering the human body by the incision or destruction of tissues or the diagnostic or therapeutic treatment of conditions or disease processes by instruments causing localized alteration or transposition of live human tissue; including lasers, ultrasound, ionizing radiation, scalpels, probes and needles.