Scope of Practice

Medical Assisting Rights in Connecticut

Good afternoon, everyone! In the coming weeks, I’ll try to keep you updated on legal developments happening across the country. Be sure to check back and stay informed about what’s happening in your state.

Under the excellent leadership of Holly Martin, CMA (AAMA), the Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants is making great progress in regaining the right of medical assistants to be delegated administration of medication (including by injection).  The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) and some primary care specialty societies are supportive of a legislative expansion of medical assistants’ scope of duties.  I have participated in conference calls with the Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs of CSMS, and a physician who is chairing a public policy committee of CSMS, as well as legislative leaders of specialty societies.  I have sent documents and articles to these individuals, and have also offered to assist with the drafting of legislation.  With our continued collaboration, there is good reason for optimism about the right to practice goals of the Connecticut Society.