Tag Archives: legal issues

Medical Assistants and Limited Scope Radiography

I receive fewer questions than I did seven or 10 years ago about the legalities of medical assistants performing limited scope radiography. However, in some states medical assistants are called upon to expose patients to ionizing radiation, as specifically directed … Continue reading

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Supervision in an Office Setting

I recently received the following question: I work in a medical specialty office. We have four CMAs (AAMA) and six nurses. Is it legal for a medical assistant to supervise a nurse in an office setting? Here is my response: … Continue reading

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Ohio Passes Senate Bill 110

I am happy to report that the Ohio Legislature has passed Senate Bill (SB) 110, which has now been signed into law by Governor John Kasich. The bill becomes effective 90 days after signing. This bill gives nurse practitioners (NPs) … Continue reading

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New Outlook for a New Year

Greetings, colleagues! I hope the first month of your year was a fantastic one. The coming year should feature some great updated information on medical assisting for the public. Under the excellent leadership of Secretary-Treasurer Charlene B. Couch, CMA (AAMA), … Continue reading

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Speaking the Language of Medicine

Correcting errors is a fairly simple process when it involves a change to a website or some short literature. Language in government publications often proves to be a more time-consuming process. I was contacted by Rusty Dowling, CMA (AAMA), on … Continue reading

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