We have ran into a controversial issue regarding who can over see CT’s for Laser Hair Removal. As CT’s, we know that a physician must delegate to us. Some are saying a Nurse Practitioner has the right to over see us.
According to Rule 4731-18-03, Ohio Administrative Code, in order for a CT to perform Laser Hair Removal:
1. The physician must see and personally evaluate the patient to determine whether the proposed laser removal is appropriate.
2. The physician must see and personally evaluate the patient following the initial application of laser hair removal, service, but prior to any continuation of treatment in order to determine that the patient responded well to that initial application
3. The rule provides no role for a nurse practitioner between the physician and the CT.
If you are unsure about issues regarding your license, contact the State Medical Board of Ohio for further information.