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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL

"Health care professional" is used in General Statutes § 53a-71 (a) (7) (Sexual Assault in the Second Degree) and § 53a-73a (a) (5) (Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree), but there is no definition of the term in the Penal Code.  General Statutes § 19a-12a (a) (3) defines "health care professional" as including any person licensed or holding a permit pursuant to Title 20, chapter 370, 372, 373, 375, 375a, 376, 376a, 376b, 376c, 377, 378, 379, 379a, 380, 381, 381a, 383, 383a, 383b, 383c, 384a, 384b, 384c, 384d, 398 or 399.  The following chart includes the specific statutes that define the various types of health care professionals and their licensing requirements.

 

Chapter

Chapter Heading

Relevant Statutory Sections

for Definitions and/or

Licensing Requirements

370

Medicine & Surgery

§§ 20-10, 20-12a (5), 20-12b, 20-12n

372

Chiropractic

§§ 20-24, 20-27

373

Natureopathy

§§ 20-34, 20-37

375

Podiatry

§§ 20-50, 20-54

375a

Athletic Training

§§ 20-65f , 20-65j

376

Physical Therapists

§§ 20-66, 20-70

376a

Occupational Therapists

§§ 20-74a, 20-74b

376b

Substance Abuse Counselors

§ 20-74s

376c

Radiographers & Radiologic Technologists

§ 20-74bb

377

Midwifery

§§ 20-86a, 20-86c

378

Nursing

§§ 20-87a, 20-93

379

Dentistry

§ 20-107

379a

Dental Hygienists

§ 20-126i

380

Optometry

§ 20-127

381

Opticians

§§ 20-145, 20-146

381a

Respiratory Care Practitioners

§§ 20-162n, 20-162o

383

Psychologists

§ 20-187a

383a

Marital & Family Therapists

§§ 20-195a, 20-195c

383b

Clinical Social Workers

§§ 20-195m, 20-195n

383c

Professional Counselors

§§ 20-195aa, 20-195dd

384a

Massage Therapists

§§ 20-206a, 20-206b

384b

Dietitian-Nutritionists

§§ 20-206m, 20-206n

384c

Acupuncturists

§§ 20-206aa, 20-206bb

384d

Paramedics

§§ 20-206jj, 20-206kk

398

Hearing Instrument Specialists

§§ 20-396, 20-398

399

Speech & Language Pathologists and Audiologists

§§ 20-408, 20-411

 

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