On the Job, Scope of Practice

Follow-Up: Washington State Medical Assisting Credentials

Since my post dealing with scope of practice issues under nurse practitioners and physician assistants, I have received a number of questions asking for clarification, particularly regarding the separate medical assisting credentials in Washington State.

Below are the documents outlining the credentialing requirements for two of the medical assistant categories (Registered and Phlebotomist) from the Washington State Department of Health. The credentialing requirements for the “Certified or Interim” category of medical assistants will appear in a follow-up post.

I hope these documents prove useful in answering your queries, but as usual, please contact me with any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Medical Assistant-Registered
Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist