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Military Health System

Health Care Provider (HCP)

Date of Publication:



A Service member providing direct patient care who has been granted privileges to diagnose, initiate, alter, or terminate health care treatment regimens within the scope of the member’s license, certification, or registration.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6000.13: Accession and Retention Policies, Programs, and Incentives for Military Health Professions Officers (HPOs)

Related Glossary Terms:

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

Last Updated: December 15, 2022
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