Are medical assistants allowed to give injections?

June 20, 2008

How can I find out whether medical assistants are allowed to give injections in my state, and if they are, what restrictions apply?

How can I find out whether medical assistants are allowed to give injections in my state, and if they are, what restrictions apply?

Ask your state medical society or osteopathic association for guidance. If neither organization can provide a clear answer, you may need to have an attorney research the issue. Most states don't regulate medical assistants per se, but their physician licensure rules often outline what services doctors can delegate to people working under their supervision.