The COVID-19 pandemic has created many changes in health care. Notably, medical assistants’ roles have shifted and expanded to help ensure patients continue to receive high-quality care.
The January/February 2021 Public Affairs article—adapted from the handout for my presentation of the same title for the 2020 American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing Annual (Virtual) Conference— discusses medical assistants’ scope of practice in terms of state law. Specifically, I examine the legality of delegating certain tasks to medical assistants:
- Performing injections and venipuncture
- Executing verbal and standing orders from licensed providers
- Entering orders under the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program and its meaningful use provisions for electronic order entry
Review details by reading “What Tasks Are Delegable to—and Performable by—Medical Assistants? Part II” on the AAMA website. And check out “Part I,” which was published in the November/December 2020 issue of CMA Today.