Clinical Duties

WHAT TYPES OF DUTIES MAY UNLICENSED HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL PERFORM? Generally, unlicensed personnel are only permitted to perform tasks that are repetitive, recur frequently, and do not require ongoing assessment or decision-making. Unlicensed workers may not independently advise patients or arrange care. The AAMA provides guidance on the job responsibilities of medical assistants, noting that they are typically cross-trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties.  The organization provides a list of the usual administrative and clinical tasks that can be performed by an MA. The AAMA also developed an Advanced Practice of Medical Assisting guidance document. This document defines advanced assisting skills and areas of knowledge...
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