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Rule Title: MEDICAL ASSISTANT – DELEGATION AND SUPERVISION
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Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: MONTANA STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Subchapter: General Provisions
 
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24.156.401    MEDICAL ASSISTANT – DELEGATION AND SUPERVISION

(1) A health care provider authorized by 37-3-104, MCA, may delegate administrative and clinical tasks which are within the delegating health care provider's scope of practice to medical assistants who:

(a) work in the delegating health care provider's office under the general supervision of the delegating health care provider; and

(b) are known by the delegating health care provider to possess the education, training, knowledge, and skill to perform the delegated tasks in keeping with the standard of medical care owed by the delegating health care provider to the patient.

(2) A health care provider's knowledge of a medical assistant's education, training, knowledge, and skill to perform delegated tasks may be evidenced by:

(a) documentation of the medical assistant's graduation from an accredited medical assistant program;

(b) completion of education and training courses which are substantially equivalent to curriculum taught by accredited medical assistant programs;

(c) the delegating health care provider's personal knowledge of instruction, training, and experience provided directly to the medical assistant by the delegating health care provider; or

(d) other objective evidence known to the health care provider.

(3) A health care provider delegating administrative and/or clinical tasks to a medical assistant shall:

(a) require that the medical assistant record in the patient's medical records:

(i) the identity of the medical assistant to whom the health care provider has delegated tasks included in the patient's care; and

(ii) the clinical tasks delegated to the medical assistant;

(b) ensure through oversight and supervision that the medical assistant's performance of the delegated tasks meets the standard of medical care owed by the delegating health care provider to the patient;

(c) personally provide onsite direct supervision as defined by ARM 24.156.501 to a medical assistant to whom the health care provider has delegated:

(i) injections other than immunizations;

(ii) invasive procedures;

(iii) conscious sedation monitoring;

(iv) allergy testing;

(v) intravenous administration of blood products; or

(vi) intravenous administration of medication; and

(d) require medical assistants to wear a name badge which includes the title: "Medical Assistant".

(4) Health care providers shall not delegate to medical assistants:

(a) medical tasks which are outside the delegating health care provider's scope of practice;

(b) medical tasks which the delegating health care provider is not authorized to perform;

(c) surgery as defined in ARM 24.156.501;

(d) medical tasks which the medical assistant is not qualified by education, training, knowledge, and skill to perform in keeping with the standard of medical care owed by the delegating health care provider to the patient; or

(e) who previously held a health care provider license of any kind in any jurisdiction which was restricted, suspended, revoked, or voluntarily relinquished in lieu of discipline for unprofessional conduct in a health care profession.

 

History: 37-3-104, 37-3-203, MCA; IMP, 37-3-102, 37-3-104, MCA; NEW, 2018 MAR p. 2048, Eff. 10/20/18.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
24-156-84 10/20/2018 Current History: 37-3-104, 37-3-203, MCA; IMP, 37-3-102, 37-3-104, MCA; NEW, 2018 MAR p. 2048, Eff. 10/20/18.
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