Upon further investigation, you learn that Stephanie spoke with the patient and called the medication into the patient’s pharmacy without consulting with a provider. Stephanie claimed that the patient was insistent about needing a prescription. Since Mrs. Smith was coming into the office the following week for an appointment, she didn’t think you would mind if the patient received the prescription early. What are the ethical-legal concerns associated with this situation? Provide evidence to support your response. Nurse Practitioners as well as their medical assistants can be liable for what they do as well as what they failed to do in the course of their medical practice. The medical assistant (MA) failure to consult with me can lead to several ethical and legal implications. Mistakes made by professionals during practice can easily result in seriously harming their patients. There are many concerns associated with prescribing an incorrect or unauthorized medication. Prescription
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