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(2) Health professionals The term “health professionals” includes— (A) dentists, dental hygienists, primary care providers, specialty physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists and other behavioral and mental health professionals (including substance abuse prevention and treatment providers), social workers, physical and occupational therapists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, public health professionals, clinical pharmacists, allied health professionals, doctors of chiropractic, community health workers, school nurses, certified nurse midwives, podiatrists, licensed complementary and alternative medicine providers, the EMS workforce (including professional and volunteer ambulance personnel and firefighters who perform emergency medical services), and integrative health practitioners; (B) national representatives of health professionals; (C) representatives of schools of medicine, osteopathy, nursing, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, allied health, educational programs for public health professionals, behavioral and mental health professionals (as so defined), social workers, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, 5 oral health care industry dentistry and dental hygiene, and physician assistants; (D) representatives of public and private teaching hospitals, and ambulatory health facilities, including Federal medical facilities; and (E) any other health professional the Comptroller General of the United States determines appropriate.


42 USC § 294q(i)(2)

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