Definitions for "Health Professional"
An individual who: (1) has undergone formal training in a health care field; (2) holds an associate or higher degree in a health care field, or holds a state license or state certificate in a health care field; and (3) has professional experience in providing direct patient care.
Any person who has completed a course of study in a field of health, such as a registered nurse, physical therapist or physician. The person is usually licensed by a government agency or certified by a professional organization.
Means: (a) a registered medical practitioner, (b) a registered dentist as defined by section 53(1) of the Dentists Act, 1984, (c) a registered optician as defined by section 36(1) of the Opticians Act, 1989, (d) a registered pharmaceutical chemist as defined by section 24(1) of the Pharmacy Act, 1954, (e) a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor, (f) a registered osteopath as defined by section 41 of the Osteopaths Act, 1993, (g) a registered chiropractor as defined by section 43 of the Chiropractors Act, 1994, (h) any person who is registered as a member of a profession to which the Professions Supplementary to Medicines Act, 1960, for the time being extends, (i) a clinical psychologist, child psychotherapist or speech therapist, (j) a music therapist employed by a health service body, and (k) a scientist employed by such a body as head of a department.(Section 69).
a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability