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mandate

An order or edict to perform a particular task.

mandate

(măn′dāt)
1. A legal, ethical, or political requirement to execute actions or orders.
2. An order from a higher authority to an officer of a lower court.
mandatory, adjective
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State Mandated Benefits and Providers" [accessed on July 31, 2003].
This group did not bear the cost of the mandated benefit in reduced wages.
If test results are to provide data, for example, in giving merit pay raises, does attempting to teach to the state mandated test determine methodology?
Often, some classes appear to cover repetitive, uninspiring topics simply to meet mandated requirements, rather than satisfying these standards in a self-directed study curriculum.
It was further explained there was no provision in the League's Covenant for individual member states to make such requests in regard to the administration of a mandated territory: the "moral idea" was not to take precedence over the rule of law.
Some therapists believed that if they had even thought about child abuse during a session, they were mandated to report it.
The value of mandated benefits to employees has been recognized as important in evaluating their desirability.
But those statesthat adopt theircurrent small employer health insurance plan for this purpose will, as our report illustrates, shackle consumers with coverage that is already overloaded with dozens of existing state mandated benefits.
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to follow the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) regarding coverage of state mandated benefits as "essential health benefits" under the federal health care reform law.
Boyle commended the TEI representatives who have worked with the IRS to overcome the challenges and narrow the differences between what the IRS has mandated, what vendors can deliver, and what taxpayers should be required to do.
In January 2001, we reported that the Treasury Department instituted a formal process in 1999 to systematically promote congressionally mandated policies at the Fund.