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An individual who is licensed under applicable State law to provide maternity or pediatric care and who is directly responsible for providing such care to a mother or newborn child. Therefore, a plan, hospital, managed care organization, or other issuer is not an attending provider. However, a nurse midwife or a physician assistant may be an attending provider if licensed in the State to provide maternity or pediatric care in connection with childbirth.
Note: This definition only applies to the elaws section of the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act.