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FMLA- Qualified Health Care Provider

Health care providers who may provide certification of a serious health condition include:

  • Doctors of medicine or osteopathy authorized to practice medicine or surgery (as appropriate) by the State in which the doctor practices;
  • Podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, and chiropractors (limited to treatment consisting of manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation as demonstrated by X-ray to exist) authorized to practice in the State and performing within the scope of their practice under state law; nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and clinical social workers authorized to practice under State law and performing within the scope of their practice as defined under State law;
  • Christian Science practitioners listed with the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts;
  • Any health care provider recognized by the employer or the employer's group health plan's benefits manager; and,
  • A health care provider listed above who practices in a country other than the United States and who is authorized to practice under the laws of that country

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