I do perdiem work for a wellness company administering flu shots. The Company sent me several subcontracted RN's, LPN's and a CMA. I did not think much about it until I got home and looked up the title CMA, and realized this is a technician level certification (non-licensed). I cant find any solid information for my state regarding scope of practice or, if I can delegate this task to them? my gut instinct is that a MD would have to delegate and oversee this task, and as i read on the Pearson website (their certifying body) that their role is to assist the physician. This person is scheduled for other clinics, I have asked him to find out if he is allowed to practice autonomously in our state . . . he stated to me that he has a national certification - and thought that he could give IM injections as an independent subcontractor? any thoughts.
BTW my state board of nursing states that there are no provisions in the state nursing practice act aloowing or restricting CMA's - simply put there is no language to provide me guidance in the act!