July 23, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Medical assistants in Nevada will be allowed to give flu shots after a compromise was reached following meetings with key state leaders.
The State Board of Medical Examiners on Tuesday rescinded a statement issued last month that touched off a firestorm after questions were raised whether a new policy would allow medical assistants to give inoculations.
Some Nevada health clinics prohibited medical assistants from giving the shots last month after regulators' review of a 30-year-old state law found that medical assistants were not authorized to give them.
The board reinstated existing regulations that allow medical assistants, under the supervision of a physician, to administer prescription drugs.