Definition:

·         Medical Assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.

·         The designation Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) indicates that the individual is a graduate of a CAAHEP accredited medical assisting program, has passed the Certification Examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and maintains a current CMA credential.

·         CAAHEP stands for Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

 Qualifications:

·         A graduate of a CAAHEP accredited medical assisting program with a current CMA credential.

Ø  The foregoing shall not preclude those CMA’s who acquired the credential prior to February 1, 1998, and maintain currency of the CMA credential.

ü  Exam Eligibility

Scope Of Practice:

·         Certified Medical Assistants perform delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physician's scope of practice consistent with the CMA's education, training and experience. Such duties shall not constitute the practice of medicine.

Supervision:

·         Physician supervision shall be active and continuous but shall not be construed as necessarily requiring the physical presence of the supervising physician at the time and place that services are rendered.

Certificate presented to the MSMA State at the

AAMA National Convention - 2002 Portland Oregon