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Health Care Personnel

Date of Publication:

9/5/2019

Definition:

Individuals who have received special training or education in a health-related field and who perform services in or for the DoD in that field.  A health-related field may include administration, direct provision of patient care, or ancillary or other support services.

Health care personnel include, but or not limited to, individuals licensed, certified, or registered by a government agency or professional organization to provide specific health services.

Health care personnel covered by this issuance include Service members, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, civilian employees, and contractor personnel, to the extent provided in the applicable contract, in a health-related field acting in support of any DoD Component.  Also known as "medical personnel."

Source of Definition:

DODI 2310.08 Medical Program Support For Detainee Operations

Related Glossary Terms:

Trained Health Care Personnel

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