grandfather clause


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Any policy or rule that exempts a group of individuals, organizations, or drugs from meeting new standards or regulations—e.g., when a new subspecialty board in internal medicine is created, the physicians practising in that area may be ‘grandfathered’ into the subspecialty and not required to meet residency or other educational requirements
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grandfather clause

Any policy or rule that exempts a group of individuals, organizations, or drugs, from meeting new standards or regulations; eg when a new subspecialty board in internal medicine is created, the physicians practicing in that area may be 'grandfathered' into the subspecialty and not required to meet residency or other educational requirements
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