In light of this shared commitment, physicians’ relationships with allied health professionals should be based on mutual respect and trust. It is ethically appropriate for physicians to:
- Help support high quality education that is complementary to medical training, including by teaching in recognized schools for allied health professionals.
- Work in consultation with or employ appropriately trained and credentialed allied health professionals.
- Delegate provision of medical services to an appropriately trained and credentialed allied health professional within the individual’s scope of practice.
AMA Principles of Medical Ethics: I, V, VIIRead the Principles