Michael A. Dowell Published in Daily Journal

September 5, 2012

"Medical Spas Now Subject to New California Regulatory Requirements"

Hinshaw Health Care Practice Group partner Michael A. Dowell wrote an article published in the August 31, 2012 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal. The article discusses the increase in alternative cosmetic patient treatment sites over the last ten years, highlights important definitions of what is covered by new California legislation, and discusses the potential for increased enforcement efforts coupled with significant penalties for those entities and professionals found to be non-compliant.

Michael A. Dowell is resident in Hinshaw's Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience representing healthcare organizations on operational issues, regulatory compliance and transactional matters. His clients include hospitals and health systems, community health centers, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, managed care plans, physician organizations, management companies, pharmacy benefit managers, ancillary service providers and a variety of other businesses in the healthcare industry.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.