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Family and Medical Leave Act: Definition of Health Care Provider

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A "health care provider" includes a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy; other persons providing health services, if recognized by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) or who is licensed or certified under Federal or State law, including practitioners outside of the United States authorized to practice in accordance with the laws of that country; Church of Christ practitioners, if listed with the Church of Christ Scientist in Boston; and Native Americans including an Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiian recognized as "traditional healing practitioners." A supervisor who wants such certification may request a Physician's Certification form for this purpose from the human resources office.

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