Is Your Medical Spa Legally Compliant?
  • By: admin
  • Published: January 28, 2021

The term “medical spa” generally refers to a facility or business that offers “traditional, complementary, and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting.”[1] A medical spa may offer a hybrid or combination of medical and cosmetic procedures. Medical spa businesses, though not always identified as “medical spas” specifically, have been around since the 1990s. […]

Note:  Recent events involving the EEOC have likely changed the ADA and GINA provisions described here. However, this blog provides good foundational knowledge about the three major laws that impact workplace wellness incentives so that changes in those laws can be understood with some context. Abstract Offering rewards or financial incentives to encourage employee and family […]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Providers are an essential part of a vibrant health and wellness system. CAM provider disciplines include chiropractic, acupuncture, functional medicine, integrative medicine, spiritual healing, mindfulness meditation, reiki, ayurvedic medicine, massage, and coaching to name a few. CAM providers typically operate outside traditional health care provider systems, such as hospitals or […]

On January 7, 2021, the EEOC finally released the proposed language revising the wellness incentive rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). This language was what the wellness industry has been waiting for since the EEOC met on the proposed rules on June 11, 2020. Now that we have the […]

Although the share of people who are willing to get the COVID19 vaccine has increased since Fall 2020, from about 64% in September 2020 to 71% in December 2020, about nine percent of the holdouts say they will only get the vaccine if required for work, school or other activities. See Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Covid-19 Vaccine […]

When it comes to substances that people ingest, get injected or apply on their body, the key question wellness providers must ask is whether that substance qualifies as a “drug” or something else.  If it is something else, such as a nutritional supplement or cosmetic, the burden of FDA regulation is much lighter. To determine […]