Folks who work in Therap from state accounts or for mutli-state providers will probably have come across the terms “Parent Provider” and “Child Provider”.

We use Prent Provider to describe the state account or the National Office account which can access data in a series of “Child Providers”.

We have never been big fans of these terms, and in fact at times they have caused some confusion.

With 9.1 we will be renaming them to Oversight Agency and Linked Provider, so:


Oversight Agency = Parent Provider

Linked Provider = Child Proivder


Hope this helps!

:: Justin ::