Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice Victory in Arkansas

Hello again, everyone! I’d like to share some great news from the state of Arkansas.

After more than a decade of intense disagreement between the Arkansas Board of Medical Examiners and the Arkansas Board of Nursing, legislation was passed in 2009 that codified the fact that medical assistants are permitted to administer medication under a physician’s direct supervision. In 2010 the Board of Medical Examiners promulgated regulations pursuant to the legislation.

Regaining the right to be delegated injections is a significant victory for the medical assisting profession in Arkansas. Join me in celebrating this victory, and stay updated on the medical assisting issues in your state!