I was just reading another post (But she's NOT a nurse!), which made me remember an incident that happened a couple of years ago.
I called critical labs to a family practice physician at his office for one of his hospitalized patients and had to give the results to one of his medical assistants (he does not employ any licensed nurses). A few minutes later, the medical assistant returns to the phone and tries to give me his orders. I informed her I could not take orders from her over the phone, I have to receive them from him. When she told him I was refusing, he got on the phone and we had a very terse conversation regarding the above. His opinion was that his medical assistants were nurses and, I quote, "A nurse is a nurse to me, I don't care what initials are behind her name." I informed him the state's nursing practice act but he still b*tched at me.
Has this ever happened to anyone else?