regulatory agency

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regulatory authority

An official body that has the power to regulate a particular activity by reviewing submitted clinical data and conducting inspections.

regulatory agency

An agency, organization or body of a federal, state or local government that creates, promulgates, and enforces rules concerning delivery of a service or product. See College of Am Pathologists, Environmental Protectional Agency, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, OSHA–Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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The accountant is the auditor of record (the accountant's report accompanied an entity's most recent annual financial statements filed with a specified regulatory agency or the accountant has been engaged to audit an entity's annual financial statements for the current period as stated in a document filed by the entity with a specified regulatory agency).
Maintaining detailed records can lessen the amount of inquiry from a regulatory agency to which the company is forced to respond.

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