In North Carolina, only doctors are legally allowed to own medical spas. While a physician assistant may own minority shares in a medical spa or serve as a minority partner with a doctor or doctors, other healthcare providers, such as nurse practitioners and non-medical professionals, cannot do so. This is due to the fact that professional nursing corporations can only act within the scope of the nursing field. It is important to note that states vary in who can start a consultation with or employ a doctor.
This is commonly referred to as corporate practice of medicine. To protect yourself and your employees against any claims of negligence in providing services in your medical or cosmetic clinic, it is essential to obtain the right insurance coverage.