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policy

 [pol´ĭ-se]
a plan of activity or behavior that serves some end such as being expedient or beneficial.
health care policy subfield of political science covering the making and implementing of decisions by public administrators and elected legislators to improve the health and well-being of the public.

policy

[pol′isē]
Etymology: Gk, politeia, the state
a principle or guideline that governs activities in a facility that employees or members of the institution or organization are expected to follow.

policy

A statement of intent by an organisation to follow a particular course of action.

policy

Health insurance A contractual agreement between an insurer and insured, which sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties to the agreement. See Any willing provider policy, Claims made policy, Commercial policy, Major hospitalization policy, Occurrence policy, Trolley car policy, Wrap-around policy Vox populi A series of rules or guidelines promulgated by an authorizing body. See Federal policy, General policy, Guidelines, HISP policy, Local Medicare review policy, No nit policy, Mexico City policy, PHS policy, Zero tolerance policy.

policy,

n the document embodying the insurance contract.
policy holder,
n under a group purchase plan, the employer, labor union, or trustee to whom a group contract is issued. In a plan providing for individual or family enrollment, the person to whom the contract is issued.
policy period,
n the time during which an insurance contract affords protection.
policy year,
n the year commencing with the effective date of the insurance contract or with an anniversary of that date.
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But, as a result of government policies, wind received transfers amounting to an estimated 9 billion a total net payment to the sector of 1 billion.
By 2020, average household energy bills will have risen by 6 per cent in real terms but will be 11 per cent, or Au166 lower than they would been without government policies, the report said.
In some cases, the friction between the ANC and its allies has developed into outright revolt against government policies and actions.
Other religious organizations require to be officially registered, but the government denies such registration to groups that were not registered in 1982-a time when government policies were still avowedly aetheistic.
In both cases, the indigenous populations were the subjects of intense debates, yet to the casual outside observer they seemed to remain on the sidelines of the political disputes that pitted Brazilian government policies against their Critics.
Robert Goldstein's Political Repression in Modern America provides the definition of political repression: "government action which grossly discriminates against persons or organizations viewed as presenting a fundamental challenge to existing power relationships or key government policies.
Bauer spent the early years of his professional life in Malaysia and West Africa, where he saw both the entrepreneurial productivity of local farmers and the deadening effects of government policies.
In other words, the current trend to both part-time jobs and overtime, reducing the number of new full-time job openings, is caused largely by government policies that make it much more expensive to hire new full-timers.
These same conditions prevail when trade measures are authorized against government policies that violate WTO rules and boost exports.
Up to 70 people were addressed by employment minister Andrew Smith and social security minister Stephen Timms, who promised pensioners a say in shaping government policies.
It proposes to give investors the right to challenge in unprecedented ways government policies that threaten their profit-making.
Although the private sector is driving most of these innovations, the growth of global electronic commerce also depends significantly on consistent government policies around the world.
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