Legislation and Standards

Each jurisdiction has its own requirements in respect of compliance with standards and regulations and the latest national standards and regulatory requirements are considered within each national Online Laser Training learning module.

Legislation for Laser safety

In North America, the use of lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (‘IPL’) devices is regulated. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is responsible for implementing and enforcing performance standards for light-emitting products (21CFR1040.10). In some states local requirements may also apply. In these jurisdictions, a user license is normally required and compliance with published ANSI and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards are specified (e.g. for lasers, ANSI Z136.3-2018 American National Standard for Safe Use Of Lasers in Health Care).

Some insurance companies specify the basic training requirements for therapists and healthcare professionals intending to work with lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (‘IPL’) devices before offering cover and Online Laser Training has worked with numerous recognized insurance providers to produce compliant courses.