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  • Acts
  • 2006
  • Chapter 81 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE WITHIN THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE TO STUDY MEDICAL SPAS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. The Board of Registration in Medicine shall convene a task force to report and draft standards and regulations. The task force shall study medical spas and the use of related procedures including, but not limited to laser light and radiofrequency devices, chemical peels, soft tissue fillers or augmentation, microdermabrasion techniques, laser hair removal, botulinum toxin, sclerotherapy and any act or procedure that uses a biologic or synthetic material, chemical application, mechanical device or displaced energy of any kind. The task force’s study shall address, but not be limited to, the following areas: (a) current laws and regulations; (b) other states’ laws, regulations, and efforts; (c) licensure or registration; (d) training; and (e) supervision and oversight.

SECTION 2. The task force shall consist of 2 representatives from each of the following agencies: the board of registration in medicine, to be selected by the executive director of the board of registration in medicine; the board of registration in cosmetology, to be selected by the executive director of the board of registration in cosmetology; and the board of registration in nursing, to be selected by the executive director of the board of registration in nursing. The task force shall also include 1 member of the house of representatives, and 1 member of the senate. The task force shall also include a practicing licensed registered nurse, a practicing licensed dermatologist and 5 additional representatives, to be chosen by the executive director of the board of medicine from among public health and medical experts. The task force may consult with other government agencies, both federal and state as well as members of the dermatologic community and other consultants.

SECTION 3. The task force shall submit a report, including any draft standards and regulations, to the joint committee on health care financing, the joint committee on public health and the joint committee on consumer affairs and professional licensure within 12 months after the effective date of this act.

Approved May 12, 2006.