Nevada Professions, Occupations and Businesses

Sec. § 632.294
Authorized services that may be provided by medication aide - certified; restrictions on scope of practice; regulations by Board regarding scope of practice.


1.

A medication aide - certified may only administer authorized medications and perform related tasks at a designated facility under the supervision of an advanced practice registered nurse or a registered nurse and in accordance with standard protocols developed by the Board.

2.

Except as otherwise provided by subsection 4, a medication aide - certified may only administer authorized medications by the following methods:

(a)

Orally;

(b)

Topically;

(c)

By the use of drops in the eye, ear or nose;

(d)

Vaginally;

(e)

Rectally;

(f)

Transdermally; and

(g)

By the use of an oral inhaler.

3.

Except as otherwise provided by subsection 4, a medication aide - certified shall not:

(a)

Receive, have access to or administer any controlled substance;

(b)

Administer parenteral or enteral medications;

(c)

Administer any substances by nasogastric or gastronomy tubes;

(d)

Calculate drug dosages;

(e)

Destroy medication;

(f)

Receive orders, either in writing or verbally, for new or changed medication;

(g)

Transcribe orders from medical records;

(h)

Order or administer initial medications;

(i)

Evaluate reports of medication errors;

(j)

Perform treatments;

(k)

Conduct patient assessments or evaluations;

(l)

Engage in teaching activities for patients;

(m)

Inject a neuromodulator that is derived from Clostridium botulinum or a neuromodulator that is biosimilar to or the bioequivalent of such a neuromodulator;

(n)

Inject a dermal or soft tissue filler; or

(o)

Engage in any activity prohibited pursuant to subsection 4.

4.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Board may adopt regulations authorizing or prohibiting any additional activities of a medication aide - certified. The Board shall not adopt regulations authorizing a medication aide - certified to perform the tasks described in paragraph (m) or (n) of subsection 3.

5.

As used in this section, “supervision” means active oversight of the patient care services provided by a medication aide - certified while on the premises of a designated facility.
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