The Medical Assistant's Scope of Practice (CE: 0.5)


Are you staying “within the scope” as a medical assistant? Scope of practice refers to the duties an MA is permitted to perform in the workplace. Some duties are clearly within or outside of scope, while other duties may sometimes be within scope, depending on various factors. This course will cover the details of the MA’s scope of practice, provide resources for understanding and communicating your scope, and outline ideas for growing professionally while staying within scope.


Learning Objectives:

  • Define scope of practice and its significance for medical assistants
  • Name tasks within and outside of a medical assistant’s scope of practice
  • Describe factors which can influence or change scope of practice
  • Outline best practices for communicating your scope of practice to others


Jason Wheeler


 Launched: 2022