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Medication Assistant III FAQ

Can a medication assistant III give an injection by the following routes: subcutaneous, intramuscular or intradermal?

The rules permit the delegation of the above listed injectable routes to a medication assistant III.  The act of giving injectable medications falls under Chapter 54-07-05 Medication Administration by a Medication Assistant III.  Medication assistants III may administer medications by the above routes to individuals or groups of individuals with stable, predictable conditions according to organization policy.  It is the responsibility of the licensed nurse delegating the intervention to determine that the medication assistant III can safely perform the nursing interventions as defined in Chapters 54-05-01; 54-05-02; and 54-05-03.1 Standards for Practice.

Does an entity/facility have to verify the registration of the medication assistant III to utilize them to provide medications?

The medication assistant III rules require that an entity/facility only delegate medication administration to individuals who are registered medication assistant III, .  An individual on the medication assistant III registry can be verified here: "Verify".  This screen may be printed for verification. 

What are the eligibility requirements for medication assistant III registration?

The applicant for medication assistant III registration must have registration on the unlicensed assistive person registry. A qualified MAIII applicant must have received medication administration training through an in-person clinical component to prepare the applicant to administer medications in their role as a Medical Assistant or Nursing Student.

Unlicensed assistive persons may obtain initial medication assistant III registration by submitting a Medication Assistant III Initial Application with the appropriate fee and complete a criminal history record check.  Along with the application you must submit one of the following:

  1. Evidence of successful completion of a course which includes medication administration from an approved nursing education program, which must have included a clinical nursing component.  The course must have included basic clinical skills, basic pharmacology, principles of medication administration, and mathematics competency OR
  2. Evidence of successful completion of a board-recognized medical assistant program; and certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants; National Health Career Association; National Center for Competency Testing; American Medical Technologists or its successor organization awarding the certified medical credential. A qualified MAIII applicant must have received medication administration training through an in-person clinical component to prepare the applicant to administer medications in their role as a Medical Assistant.

I never received my renewal notice and my registration expired. Why didn’t I get my renewal notice?

Renewal emails are sent to the email address on file for each Medication Assistant III. A Medication Assistant III has the responsibility to notify the Board of any change of address, email address or telephone number so that renewal notices and other correspondence will be received. A UAP may change your address, email address or telephone number online. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the registrant of the obligation to renew their registration before the expiration date.

What does an individual who has an inactive/expired medication assistant III registration have to do to reactivate their registry status?

A medication assistant III previously registered in ND can apply for reactivation by:

  1.  Completing the application and submitting to a criminal history record check (54-02.1-01).
  2.  Pay the non-refundable renewal and reactivation fees.
  3.  Submit verification of current certification or current registration from board-recognized national bodies acceptable to the board as listed in NDAC Section 54-07-05-07.

What disciplinary action may be taken on a medication assistant III registration?

The registration issued to an unlicensed assistive person/medication assistant III, may be revoked, suspended, encumbered, or denied based upon the provisions of chapter 54-02-07 Disciplinary Action.

Reviewed/Revised 11/23

Page Updated: 4/13/2017 2:24:15 PM