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Quick Start Guide: Medical Supervision of Unlicensed Healthcare Personnel

With the increasing demands on physicians’ time and resources, the role of unlicensed personnel in the outpatient setting is expanding. An unlicensed individual is typically anyone other than a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse in a medical office. A significant number of medical practices employ medical assistants (MAs) or certified medical assistants (CMAs). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average occupation.[i] The job growth can be attributed to the growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment and the predicted…

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