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Protecting Your Professional License

State Administrative Licensing Boards (Investigations/Discipline/Applications)

Medicare & Medicaid Provider Issues

Facility Privilege Matters

Specialty Board Disclosures & Certification Defense

Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs

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The Law Offices of Lyn E. Beggs, PLLC offers experienced representation to clients in professional licensing and administrative matters in addition to general health care representation.  Located in Reno, Nevada, and providing services throughout the State, Ms. Beggs strives to ensure that the individual needs of each client is met.

In Nevada many professions are governed by state laws requiring an individual obtain a license issued by a state professional licensing board before engaging in their profession.  Often the license holder must also obtain additional certificates or registrations to properly practice in their field.   The denial or revocation of such a license or other required certificate/registration can result in an individual being prohibited or restricted in their chosen career.   Legal assistance is often needed to respond to licensing board investigations, defend against disciplinary matters, or simply obtaining a license under certain circumstances.  When such assistance is required, it is crucial to retain counsel that has the right experience and knowledge to best assist the licensee or applicant.

With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Ms. Beggs offers a wide range of legal assistance to clients in professional licensing/administrative actions, health care and general legal matters.  Ms. Beggs works closely with her clients to assist them to meet their unique legal needs.

Initial Q & A

Who can perform advanced esthetic/medical procedures?

 

Nevada Senate Bill 291 created a new Advanced Esthetician license which is now being issued by the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology.  While some esthetic procedures also defined as advanced esthetic procedures may still be performed by licensed estheticians under the scope of their practice, only an advanced esthetician will be able to perform advanced esthetic procedures outside of the scope of a licensed esthetician and those considered esthetic medical procedures.

In the past, some of the procedures newly defined as esthetic medical procedures, including nonablative esthetic medical procedures, were delegated to registered nurses, medical assistants and others by health care provider.  Under the current changes, these individuals will no longer be legally able to perform any procedure considered an advanced esthetic procedure or an esthetic medical procedure.  The Board of Cosmetology has been allowing individuals currently holding active esthetician or cosmetology licenses to become advanced estheticians through a form of “grandfathering” if the individual can show certain training or practical experience to avoid having to engage in complete retraining, however this option will only be available for a limited time.  More information on that process can be found on the Board’s website at nvcosmo.com.

Newly defined procedures and NRS explanations are available in the full article. 

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