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policy

 [pol´ĭ-se]
a plan of activity or behavior that serves some end such as being expedient or beneficial.
health care policy subfield of political science covering the making and implementing of decisions by public administrators and elected legislators to improve the health and well-being of the public.

policy

[pol′isē]
Etymology: Gk, politeia, the state
a principle or guideline that governs activities in a facility that employees or members of the institution or organization are expected to follow.

policy

A statement of intent by an organisation to follow a particular course of action.

policy

Health insurance A contractual agreement between an insurer and insured, which sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties to the agreement. See Any willing provider policy, Claims made policy, Commercial policy, Major hospitalization policy, Occurrence policy, Trolley car policy, Wrap-around policy Vox populi A series of rules or guidelines promulgated by an authorizing body. See Federal policy, General policy, Guidelines, HISP policy, Local Medicare review policy, No nit policy, Mexico City policy, PHS policy, Zero tolerance policy.

policy,

n the document embodying the insurance contract.
policy holder,
n under a group purchase plan, the employer, labor union, or trustee to whom a group contract is issued. In a plan providing for individual or family enrollment, the person to whom the contract is issued.
policy period,
n the time during which an insurance contract affords protection.
policy year,
n the year commencing with the effective date of the insurance contract or with an anniversary of that date.
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The policy-makers argued the government's antideflation package announced in late February paid ''too much attention to monetary policies,'' according to the lawmakers.
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Some LDP policy-makers said an additional injection of public funds into banks is inevitable to help them promote the write-off of problem loans while stressing the need to take measures to cope with an increase in unemployment and other ''pains'' expected from the increased disposal of bad loans.
As the BOJ maintains an easy credit stance even after the removal of the zero-rate policy, the policy-makers also concluded that the continuation of the current monetary policy is needed to prop up economic activity, which has yet to make a full recovery, they said.
In an announcement noting that their meeting had ended after 3-1/2 hours, Fed policy-makers made no mention of a change in their thinking about the likely direction of future interest-rate moves.
Relman: Policy-makers weighing the likelihood and dangers of bioterrorism tend to seek guidance from a past era of large, state-sponsored bioweapons programs, but we cannot assume that the logic behind biowarfare programs of the past will either guide or predict future misuses of the life sciences.
Fed policy-makers cut rates three times in seven weeks in the fall, cushioning the financial system against spillover from Russia's severe problem.
org, were developed through a year-long consensus-building process that involved input from and review by numerous stakeholders, including federal, state, and local policy-makers and administrators, local providers, family members of children with disabilities, and researchers.
We know there is a sensitivity there both with our customers as well as policy-makers.
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