I have been receiving an increasing number of questions similar to the following:
Can a CMA (AAMA) work as a pharmacy technician in my state? And, if so, can that CMA (AAMA) administer injections and take blood pressures under the supervision of a pharmacist?
Here is my response:
Thank you for this question. A medical assistant—even a CMA (AAMA)—would have to meet the state law requirements and become a pharmacy technician in order to work in that capacity under the supervision of a pharmacist. Once a CMA (AAMA) is registered by the state as a pharmacy technician, the scope of practice for this individual would be the same as all other pharmacy technicians as specified by the laws of that state.