New Med-Spa Requirements NJ & PA

Goals

Find the requirements for and compare legal licenses needed to open a med-spa in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Early Findings

EARLY FINDINGS

  • New Jersey
    • In order to open a med-spa in New Jersey, a licenced physician, designated as medical director, is required to oversee all medical proceedures performed at the facility.
    • The medical director must maintain a higher education than that provided by product manufacturers. "ACCME or AOA-approved continuing education, or completion of an ACGME or AOA-accredited postgraduate program, which includes training in the medical aesthetic service to be performed, satisfies this requirement."
    • The facility must have and maintain a med-spa licence from the state.
    • In order to obtain a state licence, the facility must provide the following:
    • The name or names of the applicant or applicants
    • The name of the medical spa facility to be operated
    • The location of the medical spa facility
    • The name and physician license number of the medical spa director
    • The name and physician license number of all supervising physicians
    • A list of all medical devices used within the medical spa facility
    • A list of all services to be performed within the medical spa facility
    • A copy of all written office protocols for all services performed in the medical spa facility, as per the requirements of (this Act/regulation)
    • A license fee as determined by New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania requires a licensed medical director to oversee all opperations within the facilities.
    • In order to obtain a license in Pennsylvania the following is needed:
    • The applicant is of legal age.
    • The applicant is of good moral character.
    • The applicant is not intemperately using alcohol or habitually using narcotics or other habit-forming drugs.
    • The applicant has not been convicted of a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (35 P. S. § § 780-101—780-144) or of an offense under the statutes of another jurisdiction which, if committed in this Commonwealth, would be a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, unless the following apply:
    • (i) At least 10 years have elapsed from the date of conviction.
    • (ii) The applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the Board that he has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction so that licensure or certification of the applicant is not expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of patients or the public or substantial risk of further criminal violations.

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