The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation recognize that in some areas, allied health personnel contribute to the care of the patient with genitourinary disease and, therefore, encourages the proper utilization of allied health personnel.
Allied health personnel should be considered as para-professionals and should work in a closely and formally defined alliance with a physician.
Where the major duties of allied health personnel (i.e., Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant) are those of diagnosis, treatment, or management of [patients with] urological disease or problems, the designated supervising physician should be a urologist certified by the American Board of Urology (ABU).
The AUA recognizes that the role and privileges of allied health personnel vary according to individual state regulations and that the restrictions and/or controls established in any state should be honored.
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