Earlier this year, Connecticut and South Carolina enacted legislation that empowered medical assistants in these states to perform tasks for which they are educated, credentialed, and competent. Recently, nursing boards in Delaware and South Dakota have similarly revised existing legislation to differentiate duties delegable to educated and credentialed medical assistants from tasks delegable to all other medical assistants.
Specifically, the Delaware Board of Nursing and the South Dakota Board of Nursing issued proposed regulations that allow licensed nurses to delegate to formally educated and credentialed medical assistants the administration of medications by specified routes. Like the Connecticut and South Carolina legislation, these newer revisions speak to the ongoing demand for knowledgeable and competent medical assistants to perform a greater number of advanced functions.
Learn more about this trend and read supporting documentation in the November/December 2022 Public Affairs article, “Two State Nursing Boards Recognize Educated and Credentialed Medical Assistants,” on the “Public Affairs Articles” webpage.