CalDerm receives many calls from our members inquiring about the scope of practice for allied health professionals in their practices. In this section, we are providing Dermatologists with a quick reference to our most frequently asked questions regarding allied health professionals.

Just as physicians are licensed by the Medical Board of California, so are many health professions and the MBC can be a good source of information. You can also go directly to the MBC web site at .

Other licensing agencies relating to allied health professionals include:

Scope of Practice for your Allied Healthcare Staff

Use of Allied Healthcare Practitioners for Laser, Dermabrators, Botox & Other Treatments

Physician Supervisory Responsibilities – Ad Hoc Committee of the MBC

CalDerm represented Dermatologists on an ad hoc committee of the Medical Board of California that was charged with developing proposed regulations relating to the availability of a licensed physician when lasers or intense pulse light devices are used to perform elective procedures.

The MBC is required to adopt new regulations by January 1, 2013. Christopher Barnard, M.D., Monterey, represented CalDerm over the last several years to work with colleagues in other medical specialties and nursing, and the committee has come up with four possible options.

These options are outlined in a memo from the MBC staff and will be presented to the members of the MBC. CalDerm will keep members apprised of the outcome through the weekly CalDerm CapitolCountdown e-alert. Not receiving the alerts from CalDerm in your inbox? Be sure your membership is in good standing and we have your correct email address. Go to Membership Info to access your member profile.

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