Your voice is needed!
Act Now to Stop Estheticians from Performing Laser Surgery!
Patient safety is at serious risk in Oregon. Your voice is needed to help prevent possible future harm. The esthetician lobby has a significant presence and has introduced legislation that will allow non-physician estheticians to use FDA-regulated medical devices, lasers, to perform complex surgical procedures that fall squarely within the practice of medicine. Additionally, the legislation would create an independent laser esthetician board, which would have the power to expand scope of practice of laser estheticians without any oversight from the Oregon Medical Board.
Estheticians practicing medicine without the requisite medical school and residency training is a direct threat to patient safety. There are currently 14,000 licensed estheticians in the state who have been contacting their legislators and asking them to pass this legislation to help their bottom line. In order to protect the high standard of surgical care in the state, we need to inform Oregon’s legislators that laser surgery should only be performed by surgeons who have received a core medical and surgical education.