Laser and intense pulsed light treatment

All businesses with class 3B/4 lasers or intense pulse light treatments which do not fall within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, need to be licensed by Bassetlaw District Council under the Nottinghamshire County Council Act 1985 (Part IV).

Providers of Class 3B/4 Lasers or intense pulse light treatments for non-surgical procedures such as hair removal and tattoo removal must complete and submit the relevant application forms to the Licensing Department at Bassetlaw District Council.

Following a Government announcement in September 2010, lasers used for non-surgical treatments, such as hair removal, will no longer have to be registered and will not be regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  However, under the new legislation, the strength of the laser will not be governed; the focus will be on the activity carried out using that laser.  The use of lasers for surgical treatments and the treatment of a disease, disorder or injury carried out by a healthcare professional (for example a doctor, dentist or nurse) will still be regulated by the CQC.

Please contact the Licensing Department for more information on how to apply for the Laser Premise Licence and Laser Practitioner Licence.


Last Updated on Wednesday, August 2, 2023