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Ethics noun A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another—e.g., for a cause or plea, often in the context of a legal proceeding.
verb To act or speak for another person or group of persons.
Law A person who speaks on behalf of others, protecting their rights.
MedspeakUK A person who can support a service user or carer through contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff), advocacy services can be accessed through an NHS Trust.


Ethics noun (pron. ad´ ve ket) A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another–eg, for a cause or plea. See Amicus curiæ verb (pron. ad ve ka´t) To act or speak for another person or group of person


nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]


n 1. in the medical field, a person who focuses on bolstering the patient's role and rights in making decisions about his or her health care.
2. one who assists another in legal matters; can be a professional or a layperson; may or may not work for a fee.
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Robbins Umeda LLP notes that a potentially appropriate course of conduct for Advocat shareholders is to file a class action against the company's board to attempt to ensure that it negotiates with Covington and other potential suitors in good faith and in a manner that maximizes shareholder value.
District Court at Little Rock on July 1 to remove Advocat from the case.
Before UltiPro, Advocat used a payroll solution designed for healthcare that was not equipped to handle the organization's large workforce and complex pay rules.
Advocat expects the nursing centre to be accretive to earnings early in its tenure as the operator.
Then, the suit claims, the lawyers failed to notify Advocat and its insurer that the family had dropped its settlement demand to $2.
In other news, Advocat announced that it has delayed the filing of its third quarter Form 10-Q pending a review of charges it expects to record for the nine months ending September 30.
Traditionally a notoriously difficult race to try and find the winner, Advocat has the form to justify his position as market leader and Paul Carberry in the saddle is a plus.
The trainer has appeared to have a stranglehold on the two-mile handicap ever since weights were published, with Advocat and Snow Dragon (14-1) dominating ante-post betting.
Advocat was fifth in last year's race, but the other eight Meade runners finished out with the washing.
Advocat provides long-term care services to patients in 50 skilled nursing centers containing 5,773 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest.
Nursing care services company Advocat Inc (NasdaqCM:AVCA) said on Monday that it has signed an agreement to sell an owned nursing center in Arkansas to an unrelated party for an undisclosed value.

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