The AAFP reaffirms the responsibility and authority of the physician to judge the competency of the ancillary medical personnel in his/her employ and to train such personnel in basic medical procedures. A physician may provide the opportunity for ancillary medical personnel who work under his/her supervision to benefit from educational programs offered by organizations representing such personnel. However, competency in a specific field shall not necessarily be determined by "certification" nor be subject to credentialing by external entities. (1977) (2013 COD)
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Ancillary Medical Personnel