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A legal process by which a hospital is formally designated to provide a specialized service. Usually requires meeting set standards and an external review (e.g., trauma center).
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In a word she has no moon (applying this designation to our globe) but on one side of her disc.
I see the lines of designation point to the letter K and the letter M in her name.
Roberts," Saxon replied, thrilling to the newness of the designation on her tongue.
He of the Unicorn,' this one 'He of the Damsels,' that 'He of the Phoenix,' another 'The Knight of the Griffin,' and another 'He of the Death,' and by these names and designations they were known all the world round; and so I say that the sage aforesaid must have put it into your mouth and mind just now to call me 'The Knight of the Rueful Countenance,' as I intend to call myself from this day forward; and that the said name may fit me better, I mean, when the opportunity offers, to have a very rueful countenance painted on my shield.
A deep silence settled over the assembly, accompanied by stifled laughter at the preposterous names and all the bourgeois designations which each of these personages transmitted with imperturbable gravity to the usher, who then tossed names and titles pell-mell and mutilated to the crowd below.
However, professional designations, FINRA states, "are generally administered by an issuing organization that determines the criteria needed to earn the designation.
During the third quarter of 2017, the Appraisal Institute conferred 119 designations to 117 members, comprising 51 MAI designations, 21 SRA designations, 35 AI-GRS designations and 12 AI-RRS designations.
Those wishing to pursue the specialist designations can visit www.
The designation, an American flag with the word Veteran beneath it, will appear on the front of the license or identification card.
The new regulations warn that a broker-dealer who uses a professional designation in combination with words such as "certified," "chartered," "adviser" or "specialist" could illegally suggest that the individual has expertise or qualifications that he or she doesn't have.
The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying industry experience.