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Clinical Privileging

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The granting of permission and responsibility of a healthcare provider to independently provide specified or delineated healthcare within the scope of his or her license, certification, or registration.  Clinical privileges define the scope and limits of practice for individual providers and are based on the capability of the healthcare facility, licensure, relevant training and experience, current competence, health status, judgment, and peer and department head recommendations.

Source of Definition

DoD Manual 6025.13: Medical Quality Assurance and Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System (MHS)

Related Glossary Terms

Clinical Privileges

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