Georgia Handbook: Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel WHAT TYPES OF DUTIES CAN UNLICENSED ASSISTIVE PERSONNEL PERFORM? The state of Georgia uses the term unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) to refer to medical assistants, office assistants, medical office assistants, certified medical assistants, registered medical assistants, and nurse aides. Many medical offices find that employing these personnel allows the office to operate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner. However, you must take precautions to ensure that UAPs are practicing within their scope. Generally, UAPs are only permitted to perform tasks that are: repetitive, recur frequently, and do not require ongoing assessment or decision-making. When an unlicensed professional...
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