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Health Care Provider (HCP)

Date of Publication:



Any organization acting as a military treatment facility (MTF) or a dental treatment facility (collectively known as MTFs). This includes organizations designated as garrison clinics and such groups in a military operational unit, ship, or aircraft, and any other person or organization outside of such organization’s workforce who furnishes, bills, or is paid for health care in the normal course of business. This term includes occupational health clinics for civilian employees or contractor personnel.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 8580.02: Security of Individually Identifiable Health Information in DoD Health Care Programs

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Providers | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02]

Last Updated: December 09, 2022
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