Health Care Practitioner Law and Legal Definition

According to 45 CFR 60.3[Title 45 -Public Welfare Subtitle a-Department of Health and Human Services Subchapter a-General Administration -Part 60 -National Practitioner-Data Bank for Adverse Information on Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners-Subpart a- General Provisions], a health care practitioner means "an individual other than a physician or dentist, who is licensed or otherwise authorized by a State to provide health care services."