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. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.