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32-1559 - Naturopathic medical assistants; certification; supervision; duties; training; use of title
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32-1559. Naturopathic medical assistants; certification; supervision; duties; training; use of title
A. A person who wishes to be certified as a naturopathic medical assistant shall submit an application as prescribed in section 32-1524.
B. A certified naturopathic medical assistant may assist a doctor of naturopathic medicine who is licensed under this chapter.
C. The board by rule may prescribe naturopathic medical treatment procedures that a naturopathic medical assistant certified under this section may perform under the direct supervision of a doctor of naturopathic medicine who is licensed under this chapter if the board determines that these procedures:
1. May be competently performed by the assistant.
2. Do not exceed the procedures that the supervising doctor of naturopathic medicine has been licensed by this state to perform.
D. The board by rule shall prescribe naturopathic medical assistant training requirements. The training requirements for a naturopathic medical assistant may be satisfied through a training program that meets all of the following:
1. Is designed and offered by a physician.
2. Meets or exceeds any of the approved training program requirements specified in rule.
3. Verifies the entry-level competencies of a naturopathic medical assistant as prescribed by rule.
4. Provides written verification to the individual of successful completion of the program.
E. A naturopathic medical assistant may perform clerical tasks without direct supervision if the tasks do not involve treating a person's condition or other procedures that are prohibited under this chapter.
F. A person shall not use the title "medical assistant" or a related abbreviation unless that person is working as a naturopathic medical assistant pursuant to this section or possesses written verification of successful completion of a training program provided pursuant to subsection D of this section.