Health care provider

Health care provider refers to any of the following:

(1) A health facility, which may be public or private, devoted primarily to the provision of services for health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation of individuals suffering from illness, disease, injury, disability, or deformity, or in need of obstetrical or other medical and nursing care;

(2) A health care professional, who may be a doctor of medicine, nurse, midwife, dentist, or other allied professional or practitioner duly licensed to practice in the Philippines;

(3) A community-based health care organization, which is an association of members of the community organized for the purpose of improving the health status of that community; or

(4) Pharmacies or drug outlets, laboratories and diagnostic clinics. (Sec. 4(k), R.A. No. 11223)