Doctors Allow Medical Assistants to (Illegally?) Administer Injectable Drugs
While certified medical assistants are formally trained in anatomy, vital signs and giving injections as part of their trade confusion about their scope of practice continues at their work place. It seems a few doctors and medical office managers still don’t clearly understand what medical assistants can and cannot do… we have heard about medical assistants and even front desk medical office staff administering Botox injections. Only a licensed mid-level provider and physicians may inject Botox (and certain other regulated injectable drugs, or fillers). The physician delegates procedures and tasks as permitted by law.