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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 committee sessions, if held with regularity, would help empower the parliament and democracy,' he said mentioning that the parliamentary committees should a play a key role in discussing issues of public interest.
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Though there are a few cases when the government on its own recalled its ambassadors in the past, this is the first time in Nepal that a parliamentary committee directed the government to summon up an ambassador serving abroad.
ANKARA, May 5, 2009 (TUR) -- A trilateral meeting of Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan parliamentary committees on foreign affairs began at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara on Tuesday.
The delegation includes Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Cultural Affairs Rafael Huseynov, MPs Sahiba Gafarova, Sevinj Fataliyeva, Ganira Pashayeva, Ulviya Agayeva, Sabir Hajiyev, Elshad Hasanov, Vusal Huseynov, Fazil Mustafa, Asim Mollazade and Rovshan Rzayev.
GILGIT -- Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir on Friday constituted a seven-member working group of GB Council headed by MNA Malik Ibrar Ahmed to examine the recommendations of a parliamentary committee of the region's Legislative Assembly to help address the taxation issue in GB.
Islamabad -- Pakistan People's Party leader and Senator Farhatullah Babar resigned from a parliamentary committee on accountability laws.
LAHORE -- A petition seeking formation of a parliamentary committee to probe the allegations of alleged wife of Hamza Shahbaz Sharif - Ayesha Ahad - was filed in the Supreme Court's Lahore registry.

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