reciprocity

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reciprocity

[res′ipros′itē]
Etymology: Fr, réciprocité
a mutual agreement to exchange privileges, dependence, or relationships. An example is an agreement between two governing bodies to accept the medical credentials of nurses or physicians licensed in either community.

reciprocity

Medical education The recognition by one jurisdiction–eg, a state, of the validity of certificates and licenses–eg, to practice medicine issued by another jurisdiction

rec·i·proc·i·ty

(res'i-pros'i-tē)
A mutual agreement between two U.S. states whereby each agrees to grant a license to practice medicine to any person licensed by the other state.

reciprocity

in terms of international registration of veterinarians refers to the agreement between countries for reciprocal acceptance of each other's qualifications for registration. The members of the European Economic Community have such an agreement.