APRN Delegation of Tasks to CMAs
Recently, the SC Board of Nursing made you aware of a new law pertaining to Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs) with an effective date of July 15, 2022. That law, S.613/Act 171, amended the Nurse Practice Act to include definitions of CMAs and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAPs). That law also addresses supervision and delegation. More information is available here (#1). The Board of Nursing and Board of Medical Examiners has issued a Joint Advisory Opinion regarding this matter which can be found here.
Under the amended Nurse Practice Act, an APRN may delegate specified tasks to a CMA pursuant to several requirements, including that the APRN must be authorized to do so in their practice agreement. The Board has approved an APRN Practice Agreement Addendum Form that you may choose to use to supplement your existing practice agreement regarding CMA delegation.