Medical Spas Bill Vetoed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have created new rules for medical spas.
The facilities offer a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services including liposuction and Botox injections.

In a veto statement issued Friday, the Democrat said he was concerned the bill required physicians to perform all initial assessments and perform or supervise and control all cosmetic procedures performed at these facilities. Malloy said

that could unnecessarily limit the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and other licensed medical professionals.

He said a professional board or the Department of Public Health should make such recommendations.

In May, plastic surgeons met at the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass legislation requiring a state-licensed physician to oversee operations to improve patient safety.

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