Host Catherine Short speaks with Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel of the AAMA on the topic of “Expanded Roles and Duties for Medical Assistants during the COVID-19Era.” MAs have been asked to assume expanded roles and perform tasks beyond their normal scope of work during the pandemic. They discuss the laws that establish the scope of practice for medical assistants, and to delineate the expanded tasks that may be delegated under these laws. The legal principles placing limitations on the scope of work will be explained, and the expanded functions that are not delegable to medical assistants will be set forth.
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