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322 - Medical Assistant Practice in WA State in the Era of Health Care Reform

‐ Apr 25, 2013 10:45am

This session shares the process and strategy used in the development and passage of a medical assistant legal scope of practice in Washington state. The role of the MA in ambulatory care, as well as the MA’s role in the PCMH, is also discussed to illustrate the impact on RNs and the provision of quality care.

Contact hours available until 4/23/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., AAACN, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AAACN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.


  • Describe two models for medical assistant practice that have been developed in one state.
  • Describe the differences in educational requirements and standards for the MA-Certified vs. the MA-Registered.
  • State how broader use of appropriately trained MAs may enable the RN to practice to the highest extent of RN scope.


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