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Week 4 DQ 2 NR 510In this situation, Stephanie might have had the right intentions yet her failure to consultwith me first can lead to a multitude of ethical-legal implications. Nurse Practitioners as well astheir medical assistants can be liable for what they do as well as what they don’t do in the courseof a medical office. The best practice any medical team can utilize is to treat every prescriptionas a new prescription. By doing this, it encourages appropriate care while decreasing costs andavoiding unnecessary risks. Mistakes are made by professionals on a daily basis and thesemistakes can easily kill others. There are many concerns associated with an unauthorizedmedication being called in. Although it is legal in most states for medical assistants (non-licensedpersonnel) that the doctor deems competent, to call in prescriptions it can present a dangeroussituation. Laws governing medical assistant practice vary by state; but these professionals most