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Health Care Provider

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Individuals who are employed or assigned as health care professionals, or are credentialed to provide health care services at a military hospital or clinic, or who provide such care at a deployed location or otherwise in an official capacity. This also includes military personnel and DOD civilian employees, who provide health care at an occupational health clinic for DOD civilian employees or DOD contractor personnel. This includes:

  1. Physician
  2. Nurse practitioner
  3. Nurse midwife
  4. Physician assistant
  5. Registered nurse
  6. Independent duty corpsmen or equivalent health care personnel who may be assigned to duty as SAMFE if assignment of personnel in categories (1)-(5) to SAMFE is impractical.  Restrict the use of independent duty corpsmen as SAMFE providers to only those rare cases where they are the only available DOD provider, the remainder of the sexual assault victim services are available, and it is impractical or impossible to obtain the SAFE in the foreign civilian health care setting without risking re-victimizing the victim.

Source of Definition:

Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Providers | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02] | Mental Healthcare Provider | Privileged Healthcare Provider

Last Updated: February 05, 2024
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