New Standard of Practice for Performing Office Based Procedures

December 13, 2021 |
Standard of Practice

The Standard of Practice Performing Office Based Procedures establishes minimum practice requirements for complicated and medical procedures in physician’s offices and medical clinics that pose a higher risk to patient safety (but do not meet the threshold for facility accreditation).


If you practice these procedures, read this Standard in detail:

  • Aesthetic/cosmetic procedures:

    o   Laser energy and light-based therapies for the removal of ablation of skin lesions and pigmentation

    o   Soft tissue augmentation –injection of fillers

    o   Botox/Neuromodulators - injectable

  • Peripheral Stem cell injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Vasectomy
  • Male circumcision, excluding neonatal

Notably, this Standard requires numerous changes to practices and processes for physicians practicing cosmetic/aesthetic procedures. The Standard also prohibits physicians from acting as medical directors ato purchase fillers for other regulated health professionals to use on patients and customers outside of the physician’s own medical clinic. 


The Standard is effective January 31, 2022.