Frequently Asked Questions
If a nurse is planning to provide cosmetic neuromodulators, injectable fillers, or sclerotherapy treatments and the doctor has no experience with them, then the doctor needs to attend the course. Not only does the doctor need to understand and appropriately plan the treatments, he/she cannot provide informed consent or delegate a procedure that he/she is not familiar with.
If, on the other hand, the physician is an experienced injector, then he/she is not required to attend this course, unless of course, he/she wishes to!
We would be happy to invite your clinic managers to register for the business course.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has created a process by which physicians may add new areas to their 'scope of practice'. The requisite application form is available on the College’s website - www.cpso.on.ca. In addition, you will need to call the College to ask for a “mandatory questionnaire”. This document must be submitted by you in addition to the Proof of Personal Record of training which we will provide for you after completing the course. Prior to engaging in our training, you should consult with the College about approval for changes to scope of practice or adding new procedures to your practice to ensure that you will be eligible to perform these procedures when you complete our training.
Yes, if you are covered by the CMPA for family practice, emergency, or obstetrics, you are automatically covered for cosmetic neuromodulator, injectable fillers, and sclerotherapy treatments along with most lasers. It will NOT cover you for IPL (which is a form of light treatment) or for resurfacing treatments. We will discuss the details of this during the business portion of the course.
Yes, you are eligible to take our Ontario courses, but just like a nurse, you will require a Canadian-licensed doctor or nurse practitioner’s order to perform cosmetic neuromodulators, fillers, or sclerotherapy treatments in most provinces. Provinces, including British Columbia and Nova Scotia, do not allow IMGs to inject under any circumstances.
Although we offer courses in keeping with the training requirements for the respective Colleges, all requests regarding change to scope of practice and any additional training requirements to allow members to perform new procedures are considered by the College on a case-specific basis. Accordingly, prior to engaging in our training, you should consult with your College about approval for changes to scope of practice or adding new procedures to your practice, to ensure that you will be eligible to perform these procedures when you complete our training.
In Canada, this varies by the province. The answer in Ontario and most other provinces is no, the doctor does not have to be present. However, in British Columbia and Nova Scotia the doctor must be in the building.