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Individuals who are employed or assigned as healthcare professionals, or are credentialed to provide healthcare services at an MTF, or who provide such care at a deployed location or otherwise in an official capacity.  This also includes military personnel and DoD civilian employees, who provide healthcare at an occupational health clinic for DoD civilian employees or DoD contractor personnel.  This includes:

(1) Physician

(2) Nurse practitioner

(3) Nurse midwife

(4) Physician assistant

(5) Registered nurse

(6) Independent duty corpsmen or equivalent health care personnel who may be assigned to duty as SAMFE if assignment of personnel in categories (1)-(5) to SAMFE is impractical.  Restrict the use of independent duty corpsmen as SAMFE providers to only those rare cases where they are the only available DoD provider, the remainder of the sexual assault victim services are available, and it is impractical or impossible to obtain the SAFE in the foreign civilian health care setting without risking re-victimizing the victim.

Source of Definition

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Related Glossary Terms

Health Care Providers [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 8580.02] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 1300.27] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6490.10] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02] | Mental Healthcare Provider | Privileged Healthcare Provider

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