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Health Care Provider (HCP)

Date of Publication:

12/30/2015

Definition:

A Service member providing direct patient care who has been granted privileges to diagnose, initiate, alter, or terminate health care treatment regimens within the scope of the member’s license, certification, or registration.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6000.13: Accession and Retention Policies, Programs, and Incentives for Military Health Professions Officers (HPOs)

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Provider [JP 4-02] | Health Care Providers

Last Updated: February 05, 2024
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