A Florida licensed doctor or group doctor's office can own a medical spa in Florida. A non-doctor can also own a spa and contract for the provision of medical services. Not surprisingly, many entrepreneurs and non-medical health professionals see an opportunity on the property of a medical spa, but they are not sure how to proceed. The fact of the matter is that in most states in the U.S.
In the US, the services provided by medical spas are considered medical. 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 addition, only physicians or physician-owned corporations can charge patients' fees for the provision of medical services. To get a job in a medical spa, a person needs a medical certificate and a cosmetic license.
However, for a trained nurse and a dentist, they already have the skills and education to offer their services comfortably in the spa. Licensing laws vary greatly by state. For example, in Florida, you don't need to have a medical qualification if you want to own a medical spa. However, in California, you cannot open a medical spa unless a licensed doctor is a majority shareholder in the company.
Some entrepreneurs, whether they are unaware of the rules or are not willing to follow them, open medspas that violate the corporate practice of the doctrine of medicine.