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authority

[ôthôr′ətē]
a relationship between two or more persons or groups characterized by the influence one may exercise over the other through ideas, commands, suggestions, or instructions.

authority

(1) An expert in a particular field.
(2) The right to mandate the action of others.
(3) A public body, the remit of which is to ensure adherence to laws, state (government) regulations and public policy.

authority

An expert in a particular field

authority

the originator of a scientific name usually cited in most taxonomic works. The name of the authority (or sometimes just the initial letter) is given after the scientific name, for example Tringa totanus (Linnaeus).

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Q. do the government and the authorities acknowledge in alcoholism as a disease and they fund the treatment for it ?

A. complicated. the authorities are well aware of the problem:
http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/index.htm
but in the U.S. the public health care is very bad (at least at my opinion). you can be thrown to the streets if you have mental problems. without any accountability. about alcoholism- there is a bit of help but but certainly not enough!! you can understand from the link i gave you.

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There are strong provisions to allow health authorities to examine and test people for disease and offer a broad range of treatments, including vaccination.
It allows for credentialling of health care providers and ensures that providers responding under the authority of state or local authorities are immune from liability except in the case of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
The Institute recommends that the United States adopt a consensual arbitration procedure where both Competent Authorities agree to binding arbitration, with taxpayer consent, if they are otherwise unable to reach agreement after two years.
I offer this prayer to the Holy Spirit for a new Pentecost for the Church we love: that all of us, authorities and faithful alike, may with God's grace be fully open to the message the Spirit is speaking in our hearts and be open to what the Spirit is saying through all the people of God and, especially, through the outcasts.
The advances in consumer direction and governance, provider compensation and training, and service improvement and integration made possible by Public Authorities will only come to fruition with the additional federal commitment to and investment in quality home and community-based services that has been long overdue.
If, for the time being, the promise of Public Authorities swells the growing chorus of voices calling for increased federal support for home and community-based services and strengthens federal attention to consumer direction, quality of work, and organized representation of stakeholders in the service system as measures of progress and success, it will have done much good.
authorities resumed operations in foreign currencies in the early 1960s, after a hiatus of nearly thirty years.
For its part, the Federal Reserve used its swap drawings mostly to purchase dollars unwillingly held by foreign monetary authorities, thereby assuming the exchange rate risk on those holdings.
Both standards refer to the same set of authorities in Regs.
There appears to be some support in the case law for this treatment (as opposed to treatment as trade or business property triggering ordinary income), but the authorities do not involve facts analogous to those at hand.
We also recommend that a taxpayer choosing to forgo Appeals should not be required to waive its rights to a subsequent review by Appeals in the event the competent authorities fail to reach an agreement (or with respect to issues not considered by the Competent Authority).
Our selection criteria during the procurement process have primarily concentrated on the various companies' experience and expertise, as well as good references from projects undertaken on behalf of local authorities in Sweden," says Stig Alund at the Scania Association of Local Authorities.

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