California has increased enforcement and penalties for unlicensed medical practice by medical spa owners and operators.
Medical spas are facing greater regulatory enforcement and legal attention as authorities step up sweeps.
Coordinated government enforcement targets fee-splitting, Stark and kickback fraud and abuse in health care.
Use of HCG for weight loss is controversial in many states and prohibited in others, despite claims by proponents of its effectiveness.
Medical spas and integrative care centers can often benefit from management services models to structure arrangements in light of Stark, anti-kickback and fee-splitting legal rules.
Medical directors at medical spas should be concerned that, unless the arrangement is carefully structured with an eye to legal rules and anti-kickback risks, regulatory enforcement authorities might perceive their role as sham and fraudulent.
Medical spas represent a cash cow for many medical doctors and other health professionals, but medispas are raising legal issues.
Medical spas are proliferating everywhere, especially in California. Special legal rules apply to physicians, nurses, and laypersons establishing medical spas.
With the ever-increasing popularity of medical spas, legal questions surrounding ownership become ever more important to address.
So you want to own a medi-spa. Because state law determines what parts of the business you can own, you have to put the puzzle of legal rules together in a compliant way that keeps you protected.