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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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The DFSF, set up to disperse proceeds from the program to state-linked firms in need of help, is accountable to a five-man Supreme Fiscal Committee which has overall responsibility for overseeing Dubai's fiscal policies.
Making his last report to the Board of Governors in May before being sworn in as president June 27 at the Annual Meeting, McGrane said the fiscal committee is needed because the Bar has been assuming more costs for sections.
Dubai remains firmly committed to the development of the Al Maktoum International Airport and to the growth of the global aviation sector, and this initial USD 3bn transaction to support Dubais ambitious 2025 passenger capacity targets is testament to our belief, said Chairman of Dubais Supreme Fiscal Committee HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
His Excellency Essa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), today welcomed Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee, and His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs to the DIFC.
Dubai: The UAE is well prepared to deal with falling oil prices due to its diversified sources of income, and not relying on oil alone, said Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group and Chairman of Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee.
It is there and you will hear about it soon," Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, chairman of Dubai's Supreme Fiscal Committee told reporters when asked whether Dubai World has reached a deal with creditors.
Summary: Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai's Supreme Fiscal Committee, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sam Pai, Chairman, China Sonangol Group.
The emirate is committed to repaying its debts, and will do "whatever we have to do," Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, head of the emirate's Supreme Fiscal Committee, said in an interview May 8.
Concord: The Legislative Fiscal Committee has approved spending a portion of a federal mortgage settlement but balked at hiring new staff to run an anti-fraud unit in Attorney General Michael Delaney's office.
First things first, The National reports of the staunchly strong and positive stand from a spokesman from Dubai Group who claims restructuring is still a possibility despite a report suggesting the Dubai's Supreme Fiscal Committee had walked away from the deal.