The number of laser and light procedures performed continues to expand with the increasing demand for these treatments. Laser and light technology has evolved to include the elective treatment of a broad array of dermatologic conditions. With the widespread use of this equipment by dermatologists and non-dermatologists alike, the potential for medical-legal complications arises. It is important to be aware of the medical-legal issues that may result from laser and light source use and to understand strategies for preventing complications.
KeywordsInformed consent Legal Medical malpractice Physician extenders Off-label
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