By definition, the Latin phrase locum tenens means “one who holds the place of.” For our purposes, it refers to a physician who temporarily replaces another physician. As before, a locum tenens cannot be used as additional help, such as opening another operating room or lending an extra hand to deliver a baby. A locum tenens must always be used as a replacement who substitutes for one physician or one ancillary.
This definition from TheDoctorsCompany, http://www.thedoctors.com
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