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committee

 [kŏ-mit´e]
a body of people delegated to perform some function.
ethics committee a group of individuals formed to protect the interests of patients and address moral issues. It normally includes a board member of the institution, a lay person, and an administrator. A member of the clergy may also be included, as well as an ethicist if one is available. Most ethics committees work in an advisory capacity; they can help patients and families reach informed decisions and work with health care providers in order to make complex and difficult decisions. The ethics committee often reviews hospital policies and procedures for potential problems and may also reduce the potential for litigation against the institution.

committee

Hospital practice A group of health professionals affiliated with a hospital who meet regularly to address an area–eg, infection control, safety, etc that needs a multidisciplinary approach to ensure issues are addressed and quality of service is maintained. See Accredited Standards Committee, Blue ribbon committee, Committee of 10, 000, Committee for Freedom of Choice in Cancer Therapy, Credentials committee, Disaster committee, Ethics committee, Executive committee, Hospital committee, Interagency Research Animal committee, International Committee for Standardization, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Research Committee, NAAIDC subcommittee, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Patient care committee, Political action committee, Radioactive drug research committee, Radiation safety committee, Recombinant DNA Advisory committee, Safety committee, Search committee, Seattle committee, Steering committee, Tissue review committee, Utilization review committee.
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Iran Policy Committee Publishing & Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP.
The recent focus of the Colorado Nurses Association's Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee has been to recruit and develop nurses from across the state to take on active policy roles.
Members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted 9-0 to keep interest rates at 0.
April 20-22: Joint Policy Committee, Science Board and Education Board meet to review proposed policy statements and any comments from members.
Springfield School Board member Laurie Adams was elected the regional representative on the first Legislative Policy Committee to serve a newly reorganized Oregon School Boards Association.
Under the terms of the remit you have given us, I am, therefore, writing an open letter to you today, on behalf of the Monetary Policy Committee, to explain why inflation has risen above target and what we propose to do about it.
LONDON, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Investor Relations Society (IRS) today announces a change to the structure of the Policy Committee.
Under the proposed law, a solid waste management district's policy committee may establish procedures and requirements that are necessary for the administration and enforcement of an exemption.
SANTA CLARITA - Councilwoman Marsha McLean is the 2005 vice chairwoman of the League of California Cities;' community services policy committee.
The bank's Monetary Policy Committee said in a statement that rising oil prices could increasingly exert pressure on economic stability including inflation.
Candidates chosen for the latter program spend six months to one year with FASAB working with its accounting and auditing policy committee and on research and technical projects.
The proposed policy now goes to the board's policy committee for consideration.

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