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practitioner

 [prak-tish´un-er]
a person who practices a profession.
multiskilled health practitioner a person who is cross-trained to provide more than one function, often in more than one discipline. These combined functions can be found in a broad spectrum of health-related jobs, ranging in complexity from the nonprofessional to the professional level and including both clinical and management functions. The additional functions added to the original health care worker's job may be of a higher, lower, or parallel level.
nurse practitioner see nurse practitioner.

prac·ti·tion·er

(prak-ti'shŭn-ĕr), Avoid the misspelling practioner.
A person who practices medicine or one of the allied health care professions.

practitioner

/prac·ti·tion·er/ (prak-tish´un-er) one who has met the requirements of and is engaged in the practice of medicine, dentistry, or nursing.
nurse practitioner  see under nurse.

practitioner

[praktish′ənər]
Etymology: Gk, praktikos
a person qualified to practice in a special professional field, such as a nurse practitioner.

practitioner

A nonspecific term for any professional from health and social care, but more broadly could include anyone offering a healthcare-related service, such as art therapists or alternative/fringe medicine practitioners.

practitioner

Business of medicine Any individual certified or licensed by any health regulatory board of a particular jurisdiction. See Fringe practitioner, General practitioner, Health care provider, Nurse practitioner Medtalk A duly licensed medical or osteopathic physician, dentist, podiatrist Regulatory definition A physician, dentist, licensed nurse practitioner, licensed physician assistant, pharmacist, certified optometrist, veterinarian, scientific investigator, or other person licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, prescribe and administer, or conduct research with respect to, a controlled substance in the course of professional practice in a particular jurisdiction.

prac·ti·tion·er

(prak-tish'ŭn-ĕr)
A person who practices medicine or one of the allied health care professions.

practitioner,

n a healthcare povider.

prac·ti·tion·er

(prak-tish'ŭn-ĕr)
A person who practices dentistry, medicine, or one of the allied health care professions.

practitioner

a person who practices a profession. This may be in one of the many forms of practice.
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Nurse practitioners provide patients with high quality, comprehensive, patient-centered primary, acute and specialty health care services.
Circular 230 encourages practitioners to adopt best practices in providing advice and preparing or assisting in the preparation of returns and other documents to the IRS (Circular 230, [section] 10.
Nurse practitioners practice in several settings, including private physician or NP practices, retail-based clinics (such as national chain drugstores), hospitals, nursing homes, public health departments and more.
To improve access to health care in Maryland, nurse practitioners introduced legislation to eliminate the written collaborative agreement.
The ugliest of these include the idea that researchers live in ivory towers, totally disconnected from reality, and the notion that practitioners are uneducated ex-users with no qualifications other than their own individual experience.
5) That the Minister for Health examine the feasibility of establishing umbrella legislation to cover unregistered health care practitioners which establishes a generic form of registration, generic complaint and disciplinary mechanisms, a uniform code of conduct, entry criteria agreed amongst the relevant professions and an Advisory Board to the Minister.
Montana, June 2007--Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Awards for Excellence, were honored on Friday, June 22, 2007, at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 22nd Annual National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
While this process has been slow, Pennington says regulatory laws, licensing, and accreditation are becoming more common to help ensure that practitioners are competent and provide safe and quality services.
To claim, ``Although there are other practitioners who use the term,'' suggests that we who are actual HypnoBirthing practitioners are using her name when the name and the program have been owned and trademarked by Mongan.
These types of materials can be considered prepared specifically for the consideration and evaluation of other tax practitioners or students.
But the reality is that practitioners have taken seriously their obligations under these regulations to comply with the standards of practice for written tax advice.
Some have asserted that few practitioners use findings from counseling research (Bauman et al.