Protect Your Practice Rights  |  Your membership helps AAMA in-house legal counsel do the following:

  • Fight for your right to practice as a medical assistant
  • Answer your job-related legal questions
  • Stay abreast of federal and state laws regarding medical assisting practice
  • Partner with organizations to build a presence in the health care community

Check out the Legal Eye on Medical Assisting by AAMA Executive Director Donald Balasa.

The State Scope of Practice Laws vary by state.

Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE)  Notice of update: As of January 1, 2017, credentialed medical assistants (in addition to licensed health care professionals) are permitted to enter medication, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging orders into the electronic health record (EHR) and have such entry count toward meeting the meaningful use thresholds under only the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Policy Update: After December 31, 2019, no new ABR-OEs will be issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants.  However, individuals holding an ABR-OE will be permitted to renew indefinitely.