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32-1456. Medical assistants; 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 which 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 perform the following tasks:

1. Billing and coding.

2. Verifying insurance.

3. Making patient appointments.

4. Scheduling.

5. Recording a doctor's findings in patient charts and transcribing materials in patient charts and records.

6. Performing visual acuity screening as part of a routine physical.

7. Taking and recording patient vital signs and medical history on medical records.

D. The board by rule shall prescribe medical assistant training requirements.

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.