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an organization that performs actions for other people, particularly of a service nature.
home health agency a public agency or private organization that is primarily engaged in providing skilled or paraprofessional home health care to individuals in out-of-hospital settings, such as private homes, boarding homes, hospices, shelters, and so on. Its policies must be established and supervised by professional personnel, including one or more physicians and one or more registered nurses. It must maintain clinical records on all patients. In states with laws licensing such agencies, it must be licensed pursuant to such laws and approved as meeting the standards established for such licensing. It must also meet certain other requirements as specified in the Social Security Act, section 1861 (o).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A generic term for a governmental or non-governmental organisation which is responsible for delivering services and for which workers may work for pay or as volunteers.
Legal A relationship established between two parties in which one party (the agent) is empowered to act on behalf of the other (the principal).
Managed care An organization, enterprise or governmental body.
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In the Women athletic Aqsa was declared as the fastest female of the Women Athletic Meet after winning the 100m gold, followed by Nadia of Khyber Agency and Kausar of Mohmand Agency.
Players from seven agencies and six FRs took part in the athletic meet held at Qayyum Sports Complex with Luqman Khan of FR Bannu was declared as the fastest player of the Meet by winning the 100m sprint race, followed by Salahuddin of Khyber Agency and Iftikhar of Mohmand Agency.
In the Tug of War Bajaur Agency defeated FR Kohat by 2-0.
In short, lobbying means contacting, or urging others to contact, an official regarding an impending legislative or agency action.
Transportation Command worked with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, and Office of the Secretary of Defense to map the interconnections between agencies, leveraging the great work done by individual agency architects."
On September 22, the Senate approved by unanimous consent the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006.
The simple act of a contractor calling that "friend" at a New York State agency about a pending low bid can now be very problematic.
Finally we will conclude with the impact of the partnership on the state agency and university program, and describe the lessons learned from the design, implementation, and maintenance of this unique partnership model.
Service learning was introduced as an integrated course requirement two years ago, first as a requirement for completing a specific number of service hours at a community agency and then, later, as a requirement for completing community-based projects.
AGENCY: Adculture Group, Inc., Minnetonka, MN--Jill Wenzel
Coast Guard got divers from the Environmental Protection Agency in Miami--which routinely handles inspections of cruise ships and other international vessels--to handle the job with some help from JSO.
Can you imagine the frustration many agents experience when companies announce their desire to grow with an agency, then decline everything the agency submits?

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