Medication Attendant Certified (MAC)

What is Medication Attendant Certified (MAC)?

The Medication Attendant Certified (MAC) is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), who has received additional training in designated medication preparation and administration. The primary role of the MAC is administering medications, and he/ she will not have a patient care assignment which conflicts or distracts from his/ her primary role . The MAC's role is completely dependent upon the delegation from a licensed nurse. The MAC cannot function without delegation from the licensed nurse.

MAC Regulations: State Regulations Minimum Licensing Standards LAC 48:2 Chapter 100 Subchapter G (rule updated January 2020)

MAC Program Letter: click here

The initial MAC certificate wil be valid for 12 months from date of issue.