A: Typically, this delegation is limited to the physician's assistant or the advance practice nurse practitioner. However, before allowing the responsibilities of an Licensed Independent Practitioner to be performed by a non-Licensed Independent Practitioner the organizations must determine and be able to demonstrate whether state laws and regulations and professional practice acts allow the such delegation and under what circumstances.
If it is determined that state law and regulation and professional practice acts allow delegation of the Licensed Independent Practitioner history and physical examination, the exam can be delegated, provided:
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