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The Schedule

[See Section 2(R)]

S. No

Recognised Category

Allied and Healthcare Professional






1. Medical Laboratory and Life Sciences Life Science
Professional Note: Life Science Professional is a person who has knowledge of application of research on human and other life forms, their interactions with each other and the environment, to develop new knowledge, and solve human health and environmental problems and who works in diverse fields such as bacteriology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, harmacology, toxicology and virology and who collect, analyse and evaluate the experimental and field data to identify and develop new processes and techniques among others. (i) Biotechnologist
(ii) Biochemist (non-clinical)
(iii) Cell Geneticist
(iv) Microbiologist (non-clinical)
(v) Molecular Biologist (non-clinical)
(vi) Molecular Geneticist
Medical Laboratory Sciences Professional Note: Medical and pathology laboratory professional is a person who performs clinical test on specimens of bodily fluids and tissues in order to get information about the health of a patient or cause of death and having formal training in medical laboratory technology or related field, which includes testing and operating equipment such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters and flame photometers for analysis of biological material including blood, urine and spinal fluid. (i) Cytotechnologist
(ii) Forensic Science Technologist
(iii) Histotechnologist
(iv) Hemato Technologist
(v) Medical Lab Technologist
2. Trauma, Burn Care and Surgical/Anesthesia related technology
Trauma and Burn Care Professional
Note: Trauma and Burn Care Professional is a person who provides advisory, diagnostic, curative and preventive medical services more limited in scope and complexity than those carried out by a medical doctor including emergency and burn care technologist who work autonomously, or with limited supervision of medical doctors and apply advanced clinical procedures for treating and preventing injuries and other physical impairments.
(i) Advance Care Paramedic 2240
(ii) Burn Care Technologist 2240
(iii) Emergency Medical Technologist (Paramedic) 3258
Surgical and Anaesthesia-related Technology Professional Note: Surgical and Anaesthesia-related Technology professional is a person who is a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the operation theatres, who prepares and maintains an operating theatre, assists the anaesthetist and surgical team during peri-operative period and provides support to patients in the recovery room and the main role includes the set up, check, and maintains anaesthesia equipment, preparation of operation room and table, management of the central sterile services department functions, assistance in emergency situations and disaster preparedness and support of the surgeons and anesthetists in any other related clinical area. (i) Anaesthesia Assistants and Technologists 3259
(ii) Operation Theatre (OT) Technologists 3259
(iii) Endoscopy and Laparoscopy Technologists 3259
3. Physiotherapy Professional
Note: Physiotherapy Professional is a person who practices physiotherapy by undertaking comprehensive examination and appropriate investigation, provides treatment and advice to any persons preparatory to or for the purpose of or in connection with movement or functional dysfunction, malfunction, disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma and disease, using physical modalities including exercise, mobilization, manipulations, electrical and thermal agents and other electro therapeutics for prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, health promotion and fitness. The physiotherapist can practice independently or as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and has a minimum qualification of a baccalaureate degree.
Physiotherapist 2264
4. Nutrition Science Professional
Note: Nutrition Science Professional is a person who follows a scientific process to assess, plan and implement programmes to enhance the impact of food and nutrition on health, promote good health, prevent and treat disease to optimize the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations as well as on human health with training in food and nutritional science, nutrition, dietetics.
(i) Dietician (including Clinical Dietician, Food Service Dietician) 2265
(ii) Nutritionist (including Public Health Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist) 2265
5. Ophthalmic Sciences Professional
Note: Ophthalmic Sciences Professional is a person who studies eye, related ailments and specialises in the management of disorders of eye and visual system, limited in scope and complexity as performed by a medical doctor having Optometrists with a minimum of four years of baccalaureate degree and Ophthalmic Assistants/Vision Technician with a minimum of two years recognised diploma programme.
(i) Optometrist 3267
(ii) Ophthalmic Assistant 3256
(iii) Vision Technician 3256
6. Occupational Therapy Professional
Note: Occupational Therapy Professional is a person who delivers client-centred services concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, which includes professionals such as Occupational Therapists who achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. The Occupational Therapist can practice independently or as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and has a minimum qualification of a baccalaureate degree.
Occupational Therapist 2269
7. Community Care, Behavioural Health Sciences and other Professionals
Community Care
Note: Primary and Community Care Professional is a person who provides health education, referral and follow up, case management, and basic preventive healthcare and home visiting services to specific communities at field level and provides support and assistance to individuals and families in navigating the health and social services system and establish a referral network
(i) Environment Protection Officer 2133
(ii) Ecologist 2133
(iii) Community Health promoters 3253
(iv) Occupational Health and Safety Officer (Inspector) 3257
Behavioural Health Sciences Professional
Note: Behavioural Health Sciences Professional is a person who undertakes scientific study of the emotions, behaviours and biology relating to a person's mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self. "Behavioural health" is the preferred term to "mental health" and includes professionals such as counsellors, analysts, psychologists, educators and support workers, who provide counselling, therapy and mediation services to individuals, families, groups and communities in response to social and personal difficulties.
(i) Psychologist (Except Clinical Psychologist covered under RCI for PWD) 2634
(ii) Behavioural Analyst 2635
(iii) Integrated Behaviour Health Counsellor 2635
(iv) Health Educator and Counsellors including Disease Counsellors, Diabetes Educators, Lactation Consultants 2635
(v) Social workers including Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker, Medical Social Worker 3259
(vi) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Counsellors or Family Planning Counsellors 3259
(vii) Mental Health Support Workers 3259
Other Care Professionals (i) Podiatrist 2269
(ii) Palliative Care Professionals 3259
(iii) Movement Therapist (including Art, Dance and Movement Therapist or Recreational Therapist) 2269
8. Medical Radiology, Imaging and Therapeutic Technology Professional
Note: Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Equipment Technology Professionals include persons who tests and operate radiographic, ultrasound and other medical imaging equipment to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury, disease and other impairments or administers radiation treatments and monitor patients' conditions with training in medical technology, radiology, sonography, mammography, nuclear medical technology, Magnetic Resource Imaging, Dosimetry or radiotherapy, under the supervision of a radiologist or other medical professional.
(i) Medical Physicist 2111
(ii) Nuclear Medicine Technologist 3211
(iii) Radiology and Imaging Technologist [Diagnostic Medical Radiographer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammographer, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers] 3211
(iv) Radiotherapy Technologist 3211
(v) Dosimetrist 3211
9. Medical Technologists and Physician Associate Biomedical and Medical Equipment Technology Professional (i) Biomedical Engineer 2149
(ii) Medical Equipment Technologist 3211
Physician Associate or Physician Assistant
Note: Physician Associate or Physician Assistant is a person who performs basic clinical and administrative tasks to support patient care and is trained in a medical model such that he is qualified and competent to perform preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services with physician supervision.
Physician Associates 3256
Cardio-vascular, Neuroscience and Pulmonary (i) Cardiovascular Technologists 3259
Technology Professional (ii) Perfusionist 3259
(iii) Respiratory Technologist 3259
Note: Cardio-vascular, Neuroscience and Pulmonary Technology Professionals include those persons who have studied and have thorough understanding of respiratory, neurological and circulatory system and also the ability to operate complex equipment related therein and includes professionals such as Perfusionist, Cardiovascular technologist, respiratory technologist and Sleep Lab Technologists. (iv) Electrocardiogram (ECG) Technologist or Echocardiogram (ECHO) Technologist 3259
(v) Electroencephalogram (EEG) or Electro-neurodiagnostic (END) or Electromyography (EMG) Technonlogists or Neuro Lab Technologists or Sleep Lab Technologists 3259
Renal Technology Professional
Note: Renal Technology Professional is a person who deals with dialysis therapy process and technology to ensure an effective dialysis therapy to the patient and includes professionals such as Dialysis Therapy Technologists having baccalaureate degree who operate and maintain an artificial kidney machine, following approved methods.
Dialysis Therapy Technologists or Urology Technologists 3259
10. Health Information Management and Health Informatic Professional
Note: Health and Information Management Professional is a person who develops, implements and assesses the health record processing, storage and retrieval systems in medical facilities and other health care settings to meet the legal, professional, ethical and administrative records-keeping requirements of health services delivery and processes, maintains, compiles and reports patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.
(i) Health Information Management Professional (Including Medical Records Analyst) 3252
(ii) Health Information Management Technologist 3252
(iii) Clinical Coder 3252
(iv) Medical Secretary and Medical Transcriptionist 3344

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