Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-35 - LASERS
Rule 360-35-.07 - Facility Requirement

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-35-.07

RULE 360-35-.07. Facility Requirement

(1) Except for physician offices, all facilities providing cosmetic laser services other than hair removal using lasers or pulsed light devices shall meet the following standards:

(a) Must have an agreement with a consulting physician who will examine each patient prior to any cosmetic laser service other than hair removal using lasers or pulsed light devices being performed or who has delegated the authority to perform such examination to a physician assistant in a job description who is a licensed cosmetic laser practitioner, or to an advanced practice registered nurse in a protocol approved by the Board and who is a licensed cosmetic laser practitioner;

(b) Must have a consulting physician who will be available for emergency consultation with the cosmetic laser practitioner or anyone employed by the facility;

(c) Must file with the Board the name, address and credentials of the consulting physician and his/her delegates, if applicable;

(d) Must have a senior laser practitioner or consulting physician present at the facility or immediately available for consultation and supervision either personally or via telecommunications; and

(e) Must post a sign listing the consulting physician's name, emergency contact number, his or her board certification and specialty, and the address of his or her principal place of practice, and indicating whether he or she is presently on site at the facility. If the physician is not on-site, a sign must be posted indicating who is presently acting as supervisor and that person's name, emergency contact number, his or her degrees and qualifications, and the type of cosmetic laser practitioner license held.

(2) Physician offices providing cosmetic laser services other than hair removal using lasers or pulsed light devices shall meet the following standards:

(a) Must have the physician examine each patient prior to any cosmetic laser service other than hair removal using lasers or pulsed light devices being performed or have such examination conducted by a physician assistant authorized in a job description, or by an advanced practice registered nurse in a protocol approved by the Board;

(b) Must have the physician available for emergency consultation with a cosmetic laser practitioner or anyone employed by the facility;

(c) Must file with the Board the name, address and credentials of the physician and his/her delegates, if applicable; and

(d) Must have a senior laser practitioner or physician present at the facility or immediately available for consultation and supervision either personally or via telecommunications if cosmetic laser services are being provided by an assistant laser practitioner.

(3) Failure of a facility to meet the requirements of this Chapter may subject the owner to misdemeanor criminal charges and may subject the licensed cosmetic laser practitioners practicing at such facility and any consulting physician with that facility to disciplinary action by the Board.

O.C.G.A. ยงยง43-34-5, 43-34-248, 43-34-249.1.

(Original Rule entitled "Facility Requirement" adopted. F. Sep. 14, 2015; eff. Oct. 4, 2015.)
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