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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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A key component of NDIA's Government Policy team is the Procurement Division (PD).
Around 140 Zimbabwean asylum seekers went on hunger strike in the summer demanding a change in Government policy
On the one hand, he rightly affirms the APO's decisive contribution to the strengthening of West German democracy: its activities "played a central role in the creation of a democratic political environment, in which ordinary people were willing to criticize government policy and participate in political activity" to a new degree (p.
New social movements have also arisen to challenge government policy on a range of other issues, including land reform, HIV/AIDS policy and education reform.
Richard Nicholl, 49, of Market Drayton, Shropshire, blamed the advice of actuaries and Government policy for the workers' plight.
Is America's growing obesity problem caused by misguided government policy or the failure of individuals to eat responsibly?
In Africa as in Europe, the cause of economic problems is bad government policy.
But this does not reflect a labor market failure, demanding some new government policy ``fix.
Defines the government policy on direct commercial sales.
In other words, he penalized the nonprofit organization for defending government policy (CFAC, Nov, 29, 1999).
Mr Smith told them: "We need to understand better how you view government policy and public services, how they impact on your lives and how we might make things work better.
On the contrary, we would view as potential risks the possibility of government policy towards taxation of on-line transactions, or censorship of on-line content.

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