According to Title 22 a skilled professional (aka a licensed professional (Title 22 §87101(l)(2), or medical professional (Title 22, §87101(m)(1)) refers to a person licensed in California to provide medical care or therapy or to perform necessary medical procedures. This includes:
- Physicians/surgeons/physician's assistants;
- RNs/LVNs/Nurse practitioners;
- Physical/occupational/respiratory therapists;
- Psychiatric technicians, etc.
Each must operate within his/her scope of practice.
This term does not include an uncertified caregiver, medication technician, administrator and/or Licensee, unless that individual also maintains a valid skilled professional license mentioned above.