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ombudsman

As typically used in the UK, a neutral representative of local government who assesses complaints about councils, authorities, organisations, education admissions appeal panels, healthcare professionals (e.g., GPs) and adult social care providers (e.g., care homes and home care providers).
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om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Nonetheless, he said there remained need to test the allegations against the provisions of Section 3 (1) of the Ombudsman Act by determining if in doing what he did and in the manner in which he did it, the Director General was performing his administrative duties or his security functions.
The Institution of Income-Tax Ombudsman was created in 2003 to deal with grievances of public related to the settlement of complaints relating to income tax.
Representing the Punjab government, Additional Advocate Generals Samia Khalid and Anwaar Hussain contended that jurisdiction vested with the provincial as well as the federal ombudsman. They said the complainant had a choice of forum based on convenience as well as cause of action.
On September 13, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism executive director Cynthia Gabriel told Malay Mail that the ombudsman system can potentially help Malaysia turn the tide in the fight against corruption.
Established in 1999, the Office of the Managed Care Ombudsman helps Virginia consumers understand their rights and the processes available when dealing with managed care health insurance plans, (MCHIPs) such as health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations.
Duterte also said he would have the National Bureau of Investigation look into alleged corruption in the Office of the Ombudsman and have Carandang summoned for investigation.
The president said the combination of administrative and judicial officers in Federal Ombudsman office could produce better results.
Deputy Ombudsman will be elected by the National Assembly one month after the election of the Ombudsman at his suggestion.
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