A doctor needs to be present to draw blood? - page 5

I go to my doctor's office for routine blood draws--it's drawn by the LPN. One day recently I went there to have blood drawn. After a few minutes wait, the LPN said to me "sorry for the wait--I'm... Read More

  1. by   hayest
    I agree that there must have been an incident or a new policy in place for the LPN to have an MD on site; however, there must be an MD on site for MA's to draw labs. The ONLY thing MA's can do without DIRECT SUPERVISION (MD on site) is collect urine, sputum and BP check. Unfortunately, more offices than we realize do not follow the law.