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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.
Alaska 12 AAC 44.966. Delegation of the Administration of Injectable Medication Alaska State Medical Board: Delegating to Medical Assistants (Unlicensed Assistive Personnel)
Arizona Arizona Administrative Code, Title 4, Chapter 16. Arizona Medical Board Content Requirements for CAAHEP Accredited Medical Assisting Programs
California Medical Board of California: Frequently Asked Questions—Medical Assistants
Florida 2014 Florida Statutes: 458.3485 Medical Assistant Florida Board of Medicine: Ruling on Delegation of IV Infusion Therapy
Georgia Medical Assistant Law and Rules
Illinois Administrative Code, Section 1285.335 Physician Delegation of Authority
"Illinois nurse law safeguards physician delegation to medical assistants" Public Act 096-0618, Sec. 54.2 Physician Delegation of Authority
Maine Maine Revised Statutes: 3270-A. Assistants
Maryland Code of Maryland Regulations: 10.32.12
Montana Montana Code Annotated 2014: 37-3-104: Medical Assistants—Guidelines Administrative Rules of Montana: 24.156.640 Medical Assistant
Nevada Senate Bill No. 294: Provisions Governing Providers of Health Care
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Medicine: Position on Supervision of Medical Assistants
New Jersey New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners: 13:35-6.4
New York Practice Alerts and Guidelines: Utilization of Medical Assistants
Ohio Ohio Administrative Code: 4731.053 Administrative Rules for Physician's Delegation of Medical Task Ohio Administrative Code: 4731-23: Delegation of Medical Tasks State Medical Board of Ohio: Letter Regarding Physician Delegation of IV Catheter
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Nursing: Chapter 36-9B: Medical Assistants
Virginia Virginia Board of Medicine: Injections by Trained Individuals Now Allowed
Washington Washington State Department of Health Credentialing Requirements: Medical Assistant—Certified or Interim Washington State Department of Health Credentialing Requirements: Medical Assistant—Registered
West Virginia Delegation of Medication Administration by an Advance Practice Registered Nurse
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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