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mandate

An order or edict to perform a particular task.
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mandate

(măn′dāt)
1. A legal, ethical, or political requirement to execute actions or orders.
2. An order from a higher authority to an officer of a lower court.
mandatory, adjective
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He stressed that the problem of expensive mandated benefits is a symptom of a disease, and that the whole health care financing system needs an overhaul.
Meanwhile the leadership of the House of Representatives was mandated to look into the matter.
Gabel, 1992, State Mandated Benefits and the Small Firm's Decision to Offer Insurance, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 4(4): 379-404.
For example, states that adopt mandated benefits, or mandate them early on, may also be more likely to regulate the insurance market in a way that mitigates the impact of mandates.
Four federally mandated benefit laws discussed below override ERISA's provisions on exemptions for self-insured firms.
* Mandated health-care expenditures for large employers (HB-1316).
While CPAs are not mandated reporters, as protectors of the public trust, the sooner CPAs familiarize themselves with elder abuse issues and solutions, the better chance they have of dealing with the complexities of financial elder abuse.
The great number of demands mandated by legislators, has led to the call for more leaders to engage broad groups of "others" (such as parents, faculty, staff, community) in the work of "shared leadership" (Lambert, 2003).
They emphasize that "while a majority of all teenagers attending clinics expected that they would use clinic-based contraceptive services in the face of mandated parental involvement, this response was the majority only among adolescents with parents who already knew they were at the clinic." Laws requiring parental involvement, they conclude, "would discourage few teenagers from having sex and would likely increase rates of adolescent pregnancy and STDs."
It's important to know that your data will be protected and easily accessible at all times during the government mandated time periods.
entities mandated with increasing homeownership among America's poorest citizens.
Often, some classes appear to cover repetitive, uninspiring topics simply to meet mandated requirements, rather than satisfying these standards in a self-directed study curriculum.