Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) Appointment
Independent (non NHS) providers of medical and aesthetic treatments using lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL) machines must be registered with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW).
The National Minimum Standards for Independent Health Care Services in Wales (2011) specify that,
a certificated Laser Protection Adviser (LPA) is appointed to provide advice on the safety of the laser installation and operational use.
The provision of adequate training is also emphasised throughout the registration process.
See also: HIS registration (Scotland)