Legal

Nurses and Delivery of Care

As technology and medicine have evolved together, the vital role nurses play in health care has expanded dramatically. This is especially true in aesthetic medicine, where nurses regularly perform...

Spotlight on Sun Protection

There is something new under the sun! Late last year Congress enacted the Sunscreen Innovation Act, which the president signed into law on November 24. The Act amends the U.S. Food and Drug...

Salary or Hourly?

As an attorney specializing in employment law issues, I will occasionally receive a call from a client who has an employee demanding to be paid overtime. The client will explain to me that all of...

Employee Verification

Because employees of medical practices and medspas have easy access to patient information, employers must conscientiously verify information provided by applicants. One way to decrease the risk...

Cleansers in the Crosshairs

In the United States, cosmetics are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). A cosmetic is defined as an article that is “intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or...

Informed Consent

Informed consent is the process by which a treating healthcare provider discloses appropriate information to a patient in order for the patient to make a voluntary choice whether to accept or...