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refusal

 [re-fu´zal]
a declining to do something or to accept something.
conscientious refusal conscientious objection.
informed refusal refusal of treatment after one has been informed about it in an effort to gain informed consent.
refusal of treatment a declining of treatment; it may be either informed refusal or not fully informed.
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A lack of information among the population is a reason for parents' refusal from vaccination of their children, representatives of the Ministry of Health and the State Commission for Religious Affairs told a press conference in Bishkek on March 12.
A total of 24,948 missed children, including 314 refusal cases, were reported from Fata.
Tongwynlais, Merthyr Road, CF15 - 28 places, 6 refusals.
Supreme Court rules next year on a religious refusal case that started in 2012 at a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado, its decision could have reverberations in Texas.
The refusal rate of 35% is still too high and points to a continued overbearing risk aversion by the main banks.
Each Taluka Refusal Management Committee has been comprised of the representatives of Health, WHO, District Administration, Police and has been empowered to arrest the parents or guardians with legal action if they refuse the vaccination teams to vaccinate their children against polio, it said.
Likewise, 11% of the respondents reported an increase in vaccine refusal, compared with the prior 12 months, whereas 23% reported a decrease and 66% reported a similar frequency.
The Deputy Commissioner will lead the refusal coverage committees, while district health officers, religious scholars, representatives of the World Health Organisation, Unicef, and others will be members of the committee.
The percentage of reporting physicians who dismissed patients for vaccination refusals increased from 6.
These results, in conjunction with those related to the frequency of criteria, indicate that NES and NNES teachers differed from each other not only in their application of rating criteria to evaluation of refusals made in different WDCT situations, but also in assigning scores to rate the appropriateness of refusals.
Moreover, refusals may also be understood as dispreferred messages.
On the subject of unilateral refusals to deal, the Antitrust Modernization Commission (the Commission) recommends that "refusals to deal with rivals in the same market should rarely, if ever, be unlawful under antitrust law, even for a monopolist.