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32-1456 - Medical assistants; allowable tasks; training; use of title; violation; classification
32-1456. Medical assistants; allowable tasks; training; 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 that 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 do the following tasks:
1. Perform billing and coding.
2. Verify insurance.
3. Make patient appointments.
4. Perform scheduling.
5. Record a doctor's findings in patient charts and transcribe materials in patient charts and records.
6. Perform visual acuity screening as part of a routine physical.
7. Take and record patient vital signs and medical history on medical records.
D. The board by rule shall prescribe medical assistant training requirements. The training requirements for a 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 medical assistant as prescribed by rule.
4. Provides written verification to the individual of successful completion of the training program.
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 or possesses written verification of successful completion of a training program provided pursuant to subsection D of this section.