Dermatologist: Tread carefully when assigning tasks to unlicensed staff

08/12/2014 | Modern Medicine

A dermatologist who trains office staff to perform dermatologic procedures could be held liable for aiding and abetting a crime if the staff are not licensed, regardless of how talented and well-trained they are, writes ASDS member David J. Goldberg, JD. Not every act performed by a physician constitutes the practice of medicine, but allowing unlicensed staff to perform procedures that are considered medical opens staff and doctors to legal action, Goldberg writes.

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