Can a person perform the tasks that are governed by a license without obtaining one? A person can get behind a wheel of a vehicle and drive on the public roads without obtaining a driver’s license. Does the same hold true for a healthcare license? Can a person practice medicine or perform medical tasks and procedures without actually holding a license? What mechanism do you think might be in place to stop or identify this type of practice? How is the public protected from unlawful practice by an unlicensed person? Discuss the legal scope of practice for Medical Assistants.