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health care provider

any individual, institution, or agency that provides health services to health care consumers.

health care provider

A person who provides any form of health care–eg, physician, nurse, dentist, mental health worker, birth control counselor, STD manager. See Provider.

health care pro·vid·er

(helth kār prŏ-vī'dĕr)
General term for any institution or member of the health care team providing health care.

health care pro·vid·er

(helth kār prŏ-vī'dĕr)
General term for any institution or member of the team providing health care.
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section] 2611 defines the term serious health condition as an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves A) inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility, or B) continuing treatment by a health care provider.
While not one we recommend, this model of student nurses hired as "first-aiders," - to be the sole health care provider at a camp setting - would be best suited to day or resident camps with physician and hospital services available in the immediate locale.
For example, if you're an older man with a prostate problem that makes it hard to urinate, there are a number of treatments a doctor or other health care provider can recommend.
Caring: families and health care providers must recognize each other's concern about, interest in and love for the special baby the parents have brought into this world.
In the second option, insurance companies not only insure individuals but serve as health care providers, offering direct and ancillary care, and in some cases, hospital services.
Findings from a postmarketing survey in Zimbabwe also underscore the key role of health care providers and lay educators in increasing women's access to the female condom: More than half of women using this method had heard about it from a clinic, hospital or doctor's office.
The forum worked to build support for the initiative from stakeholders, create a national vision for environmental health outreach to health care providers, and develop a nationwide network of health care providers committed to incorporating environmental health into primary care education and practice.
Further, a plaintiff bringing a medical malpractice claim against a health care provider under the theory of vicarious liability (such as a claim against a doctor's employer) must file a certificate of merit as to each of the other licensed professionals, whether or not they are named defendants in the action.
An employer who receives an employee's request for leave to care for a family member may require the employee to provide certification from a health care provider that the employee is needed to provide care, physical assistance, or psychological support.
If a state or other law explicitly requires information to be disclosed to a parent, the rule allows a health care provider to comply with that law and to disclose the information.
The main objective of this request for applications (RFA) is to establish methods for linking members of a community who are directly affected by adverse environmental or occupational conditions with researchers and health care providers, and to create partnerships that can address environmental and occupational health problems and develop appropriate research and policy strategies to protect public health.
Like all businesses, a transaction is involved and monies are exchanged either by a patient, employer, insurance company, or government agency with a health care provider.

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