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A care provider is a doctor, hospital, lab, or other person or facility offering care services. The precise services vary by person or entity and type of individual being served. Care may include health services, supervision, and companionship, among others. Care providers may assist the elderly, disabled, and minors. Applicable laws and regulations vary by state and federal law.
Following is an example of a state statute ( Nevada) defining care provider:
According to Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 159.014, “Care provider includes any public or private institution located within or outside this state which provides facilities for the care or maintenance of incompetents, persons of limited capacity or minors.”