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PDFWAC 246-827-0120

General standards.

(1) The medical assistant shall have the ability to read, write, and converse in the English language.
(2) The medical assistant shall have knowledge and understanding of the laws and rules regulating medical assistants, including chapter 18.130 RCW, Uniform Disciplinary Act.
(3) The medical assistant shall function within his or her scope of practice.
(4) The medical assistant shall obtain instruction from the delegating health care practitioner and demonstrate competency before performing new or unfamiliar duties which are in his or her scope of practice.
(5) The medical assistant shall demonstrate a basic understanding of the patient's rights and responsibilities.
(6) The medical assistant must respect the client's right to privacy by protecting confidential information and may not use confidential health care information for other than legitimate patient care purposes or as otherwise provided in chapter 70.02 RCW, the Uniform Health Care Information Act.
(7) The medical assistant shall comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding patient rights and privacy.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.360 RCW, RCW 43.70.280, and 2012 c 153. WSR 13-12-045, ยง 246-827-0120, filed 5/31/13, effective 7/1/13.]
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