health professional affiliate
health professional affiliateHospital practice A person other than a practitioner whose Pt care activities require independent health care judgment within his/her area of professional competence, and provide specified Pt care services; HPAs include clinical psychologists, dental auxiliaries, nurse clinicians/practitioners, physician assistants, therapists–respiratory and physical, nurse anesthetists. See Allied health professional.
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