The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners is considering a proposed amendment to its medical assistant regulations. The proposed changes include the following:
- Employers will be required to have written documentation available that demonstrates the medical assistant has been properly trained and is competent in each task he/she will perform regarding all procedures on patients.
- Every procedure being performed by a medical assistant must be authorized and ordered by the delegating practitioner, and documented in the patient’s medical record.
- A medical assistant shall not make a diagnosis, initiate a treatment or prescribe any drugs.
Please note that medical assistants in Nevada are not required to be licensed.
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