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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.
A multidisciplinary hospital body composed of a broad spectrum of personnel—e.g., physicians, nurses, social workers, priests, and others—which addresses the moral and ethical issues within the hospital

ethics committee

A multidisciplinary hospital body composed of a broad spectrum of personnel–eg, physicians, nurses, social workers, priests, and others, which addresses the moral and ethical issues within the hospital. See DNR, Institutional review board.
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When leaving the VSS headquarters she only said her explanations will be published by the Ethics Committee.
A majority of the Ethics Committee, which includes four House Republicans, can vote by rule to recommend a reprimand, censure, removal from a chairmanship or other position of authority or expulsion.
Rest assured, though, that justice will eventually prevail whether through the Fifa Ethics Committee, the Court of Arbitration of Sport or if necessary, through other courts or legal proceedings in courts where we will be equal and no special privileges will be granted to either party.
The Professional Ethics Committee withdrew Florida Ethics Opinion 92-2 at its June 24 meeting.
The ethics committee will also hear the cases of Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester, the two CFU officials who were also suspended along with FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.
He has offered his support to the ethics committee in their continued investigation" FIFA said in a statement.
Bin Hammam said he wanted to know what was the discussion in the Ethics Committee and how did the committee come to its conclusion.
Bin Hammam, along with FIFA vice president Jack Warner, was banned from all football activities -- national and international -- after the ethics committee received evidence suggesting the pair bribed members of the Caribbean Football Union at a meeting on May 10 and 11 for their votes in Wednesday's FIFA presidential election.
Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam were suspended from all football-related activity by FIFA's ethics committee.
Blatter was accused by Bin Hammam of knowing about the payments and not reporting them, but he told the ethics committee he had warned Warner that any such payments were not appropriate.
Blatter was accused by Bin Hammam of knowing about the payments and not reporting them but he told the ethics committee he had warned Warner that any such payments were not appropriate.

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