Given the risks at stake and the trust patients place in their physicians, the laws against practicing medicine without a license can be unforgiving. With the expansion of medical spas, the unlawful practice of medicine is a growing issue. Medical spas need to tread carefully with the services they offer and the manner in which the services are provided to ensure compliance with applicable state law. This issue is highlighted in a recent article posted by the American Med Spa Association or AmSpa. A Fresno physician and three registered nurses were arraigned on Monday, December 19, 2016, in Fresno County Superior Court on felony charges associated with the unlawful practice of medicine in connection with the provision of Botox injections and laser hair removal. Attorneys for the defendants claim their clients are innocent, but time will tell as the case is adjudicated. For more details, please see the article here.