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State Scope of Practice Laws

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.

Key State Scope of Practice Laws

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
"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
"Virginia Law Permits Delegation to Unlicensed Professionals"

Washington
Washington State Department of Health: Medical Assistant


Scope of Practice in Your State

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.

  • Submit your query via e-mail below or call Executive Director Balasa at 800/228-2262.