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Healthcare - Licensure, Certification and Registration

The general public typically uses the terms licensure, certification, and registration interchangeably when referring to medical professionals. However, each term has a specific and important meaning with regard to regulating medical occupations. Explain the meaning of these terms, and relate the important differences among them.

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Within the medical community, licensure is when a competent authority, normally a government agency, grants an organization or individual permission to engage in a practice or activity that would be considered illegal without proper licensing. Different types of licensure include those for general hospitals and nursing homes and for health professionals such as doctors and ...

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This solution includes an explanation of the terms licensure, certification and registration and their differences. The solution contains 208 words of text.