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A telephone system often manned by volunteers and dedicated to answering questions about a particular disease or group of diseases–eg, AIDS 'hotline'; or designed to facilitate access to a particular service–eg, abused women 'hotline'. See National Disaster Medical hotline.
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A continuously managed telephone line for communicating with professionals who can help people experiencing crises, such as abuse or neglect, illicit drug distribution, impending suicide, intoxications and poisoning, domestic violence, or rape.
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Ano cautioned unruly callers that they will not hesitate to go after prank and fraudulent callers of the emergency hotline as "such acts that disrupt the delivery of immediate response in times of emergency are punishable under the law."
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