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Re: !Regulating the MA practice!

In my state barbers/beauticians ,child care facilities have to registered and certified but not medical assistants. I attended school, did my clinical externships and set for my state exam. I have worked in several medical offices where people said they were medical assistant and had no training or girl was a beautician and came from a mail room when she got a job claiming to be a medical assistant. And at my current position a girl came from an oral surgeon's office with no education, she does not even understand the basics of scope of practice. She has done several things lately that give the other medical assistants a real fear that something is going to happen to a patient. This same girl is now going to be in a procedure room helping to give spinal injections to patients. SCARY!!!!!!

Yes I support having laws in place to require medical assistants attend school and getting certified.

Your Professional Title/Credentials: currently getting recertified.

Are You Still In School? no

Are You Working? yes