Medical assistants; use of title; violation; classification




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32145632-1456.  Medical assistants; use of title; violation; classification

A.  A medical assistant may perform the following medical procedures under the direct supervision of a doctor of medicine, physician assistant or nurse practitioner:

1.  Take body fluid specimens.

2.  Administer injections.

B.  The board by rule may prescribe other medical procedures which a medical assistant may perform under the direct supervision of a doctor of medicine, physician assistant or nurse practitioner on a determination by the board that the procedures may be competently performed by a medical assistant.

C.  Without the direct supervision of a doctor of medicine,  physician assistant or nurse practitioner, a medical assistant may perform the following tasks:

1.  Billing and coding.

2.  Verifying insurance.

3.  Making patient appointments.

4.  Scheduling.

5.  Recording a doctor's findings in patient charts and transcribing materials in patient charts and records.

6.  Performing visual acuity screening as part of a routine physical.

7.  Taking and recording patient vital signs and medical history on medical records.    

D.  The board by rule shall prescribe medical assistant training requirements.



E.  A person who uses the title medical assistant or a related abbreviation is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor unless that person is working as a medical assistant under the direct supervision of a doctor of medicine, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.321456



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