Health personnel who perform duties which would otherwise have to be performed by physicians, optometrists, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, and chiropractors. Also called paramedical personnel.
Medical care givers who are not in independent practice and are usually under the supervision of a licensed/certified health care professional such as a physician, optometrist, chiropractic physician, dentist, etc.
This term is also referred to as paramedical personnel. An allied health personnel performs tasks normally associated with physicians, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, optometrists or chiropractors.