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State Scope of Practice Laws

Scope of practice laws for medical assistants may vary by state.

Key States  |  Review the key states listed below for specific language pertaining to medical assisting scope of practice.

State Sections by Abbreviation
AK CO 

HI

KS ME MT NJ OK SD VT 
AL CT  IA  KY MI NC  NM OR TN WA 
AR DE ID  LA MN ND NV PA TX WI 
AZ FL IL MA MO NE  NY RI UT WV
CA GA  IN MD MS  NH OH SC  VA WY

Your State  |  For specific questions regarding your state, submit your query below.

Key State Scope of Practice Laws

Alabama

Alaska 
Alaska State Medical Board: Standards for Delegation of Routine Duties

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Delaware
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia
Medical Assistant Law and Rules

Hawaii
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Hawaii

Idaho
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Idaho

Illinois

Indiana
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Indiana

Iowa

Kansas
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine
Maine Revised Statutes: 3270-A. Assistants

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Minnesota

Mississippi
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Mississippi

Missouri
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Missouri

Montana

Nebraska 

Nevada

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Board of Medicine: Board’s Position on Supervision of Medical Assistants

Statement from Legal Counsel Balasa: This is no longer policy of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. However, because no other position statement of the NH Board of Medicine has been issued, this document provides some guidance on what physicians are permitted to delegate to unlicensed professionals such as medical assistants.

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahama 
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota 

Information to come.

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Wisconsin

Wyoming
Letter Regarding Delegable Duties in Wyoming


Scope of Practice in Your State

AAMA CEO and Staff Legal Counsel Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, can inform you about the laws in your state governing medical assistants' scope of practice and other issues that you may be considering as you staff your office.

  • Submit your query via e-mail below or call CEO and Legal Counsel Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA at 800/228-2262.