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Should you eliminate the term ‘licensed independent practitioner’?

Last December, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced it would be eliminating the term “licensed independent practitioner” (LIP) from its standards. The TJC glossary previously stated the following definition for an LIP: “An individual permitted by law and by the organization to provide care, treatment, and services without direction or supervision. A licensed independent practitioner operates within the scope of their license, consistent with individually granted clinical privileges.”

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