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Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Action Supervision and direction of laser hair removal
Comment Period Ends 11/1/2017
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10/31/17  9:48 pm
Commenter: Christine Miller , Beautiful You

Supervision of Laser Hair Removal

I own and run Beautiful You. Everyone employed at Beautiful You are properly trained, certified laser aestheticians thru NVLET an accredited higher education school with years of experience. We have no incidents of injury to clients at our facility. We would like to give input that directly affects our livelihood. We are a small businesses and with the passing of HB2119 we will take a great financial hit with the need to employ a physician or equivalent. Their salary and the added cost of extra malpractice insurances to cover them would create a burden that most small businesses could not handle. In research the average malpractice policy would cost between $5500 and $10000 extra a year. Some laser hair removal chains advertise as having a medical director. In our research typical medical director duties are being on call if a need arises for someone needing a prescription and looking thru the client files periodically. Some of these medical directors have no experience performing hair removal procedures. One solution that we would suggest is that there may be some sort of exemption for experienced laser hair removal professionals from needing to be under supervision of a medical personnel.

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