Skilled professional: In the RCFE setting, who is considered a

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.