Are you an entrepreneur or non-medical health professional looking to open a medical spa in Florida? You may be surprised to learn that you can own a spa and contract for the provision of medical services, even if you are not a doctor. In the United States, the services provided by medical spas are considered medical, and according to a legal doctrine known as “corporate practice of medicine”, only a doctor or corporation owned by a doctor can own a medical facility. In Florida, you don't need to have a medical qualification if you want to own a medical spa. However, you must have a medical certificate and a cosmetic license to get a job in the spa.
Trained nurses and dentists already have the skills and education to offer their services comfortably in the spa. In California, however, you cannot open a medical spa unless a licensed doctor is a majority shareholder in the company. Licensing laws vary greatly by state, so it is important to research the regulations in your area before opening your business. Unfortunately, some entrepreneurs are unaware of the rules or are not willing to follow them, and open medspas that violate the corporate practice of the doctrine of medicine.
To ensure that your business is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in healthcare law.