Category Archives: medication administration

Preparation and Administration of Injections by Medical Assistants

In the current ambulatory care environment, medical assistants are being delegated the preparation of injectable substances, as well as the administration of injections. I often receive questions about legal restrictions on medical assistants preparing injectable substances. In some states, there … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Law Outlines Delegation of Immunizations

In 2016 the Massachusetts legislature passed legislation that permits primary care providers to delegate the administration of immunizations to a medical assistant who is the following: …is a graduate of a post-secondary medical assisting education program accredited by the Committee … Continue reading

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Medical Assistants as Pharmacy Technicians

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 … Continue reading

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Further Information on SB 110

Information regarding Senate Bill (SB) 110 continues to emerge. Please see the following missive from the Ohio Board of Nursing: SB 110, passed by the 131st General Assembly, authorizes CTP [Certificate to Prescribe] holders to delegate non-controlled drug administration under … Continue reading

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