Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

UAP | General Information

Unlicensed assistive personnel" is an umbrella term used to describe unlicensed health care assistants that have been trained to provide certain tasks of client care as directed by a licensed health care provider. Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) include but are not limited to the following specific job titles: Nurse Aides/Certified Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Aides/Home Health Aides/Patient Care Technicians, Medical Office Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medication Aides, and Medication Technicians. UAP may work in a variety of healthcare settings including, but not limited to hospitals, skill nursing facilities, adult care facilities, home care, office/ambulatory care practice settings, and various community health environments (i.e.: schools, correctional facilities, clinics).

Family members, friends, and guardians of a client are not considered UAP

Refer to the following decision tree for more information on appropriate delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP).


Decision Tree | Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

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