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Pennsylvania Legislative Updates Fall 2019

Medical Assistants Week Memo regarding the annual resolution proposed by Representative Donatucci.

MEMORANDUM

Posted: May 23, 2019 08:44 AM

From: Representative Maria P. Donatucci

To: All House members

Subject: Resolution designating October 21 through 25, 2019 as “National Medical Assistants Recognition Week” in Pennsylvania

In the near future, I will introduce a resolution to recognize and thank a profession that does important work within the medical community, but typically receives little recognition and praise. The resolution will show appreciation to medical assistants who help in the healing process on a daily basis by designating October 21 through 25, 2019 as “National Medical Assistants Recognition Week” in Pennsylvania.

Both the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) recognize the week of October 21 through 25, 2019 as National Medical Assistants Recognition Week to promote the important work and efforts of medical assistants throughout the country. Their contributions include a multitude of administrative and clinical tasks that increase medical office productivity as well as provide efficient and caring service to all patients.

For these reasons, I believe medical assistants are worthy of our recognition and praise. I hope you will join me in showing your appreciation for the thousands of medical assistants in the Commonwealth by cosponsoring and supporting the resolution.

On September 3, 2019, HR 435 was sent to HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES for vote on 10/22/19.

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