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Scope of practice laws for medical assistants may vary by state.
Key States | Review the key states listed below for specific language pertaining to medical assisting scope of practice.
Your State | For specific questions regarding your state, submit your query below.
Arizona Arizona Administrative Code: R4-16-4 Medical Assistants Content Requirements for CAAHEP Accredited Medical Assisting Programs
California Medical Board of California: Medical Assistants Medical Board of California: Medical Assistants—Frequently Asked Questions
Florida 2011 Florida Statutes: 458.3485 Medical Assistant
"Illinois Nurse Law Safeguards Physician Delegation to Medical Assistants"
Maryland Code of Maryland Regulations: 10.32.12
New Jersey New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners: 13:35-6.4
Ohio Ohio Administrative Code: 4731-23 Delegation of Medical Tasks
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Nursing: Medical Assistants
"Virginia Law Permits Delegation to Unlicensed Professionals"
Washington Washington State Department of Health: Medical Assistant
AAMA Executive Director and Staff Legal Counsel Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, can inform you about the laws in your state governing medical assistants' scope of practice and other issues that you may be considering as you staff your office.
The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.
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