Aspiring medical assistants (MAs) pursuing work in Connecticut must first obtain their high school diploma or GED. MAs in Connecticut are considered unlicensed assistive personnel. The Connecticut Department of Health requires that MAs receive and maintain certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), an agency that provides MAs with a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential upon completing an exam.
Connecticut has strict laws regarding MA duties and the licensed professionals who can legally delegate tasks to them. Here are some tasks Connecticut MAs are permitted to perform under the supervision of licensed health care professionals, such as physicians or nurses:
- Tasks that do not require licensure and tasks not considered a nurse’s responsibility
- Data collection (patient interviews or scheduling)
- Health maintenance education
MAs are prohibited from a number of tasks in Connecticut, including:
- Administration of treatment
- Patient evaluation