Trenton, NJ asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Botox Injections in Pa

I am an RN certified in Botox and derma filler injections. I aware that injections must be supervised by an MD/DO. My question is does the doctor have to be physically present for a nurse to do injections or can he be within a certain distance and accessible by phone? Is there a regulation that you can provide a link for this information or could you answer that question?

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C.Doris Okafor Dike
C.Doris Okafor Dike
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A: Hi, I am not a lawyer in PA. I will say that here in Texas delegation really depends on state statutes. I'd check out your scope of practice laws in Pennsylvania. Certainly tele-medicine is a thing but some states have distance requirements when physicians delegate tasks. Also, are you a nurse practitioner or an RN? The NP will probably have more latitude in what they are allowed to do or not. Your best bet is to review these statutes with an experienced lawyer in your state and discuss with your supervising physician

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