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self-governance

1. Self-rule; local responsibility for administration and functions of an organization, even though it is part of a larger entity.
2. A model of health care management in which the power base for decisions of patient care is decentralized. The responsibility and accountability for patient care rest directly with all levels of care providers through self-direction, self-regulation, and self-management. Advisory committees reflecting a cross section of caregivers (new graduates, experienced professionals, faculty, and managers) maintain final decision-making authority within the work setting.
See: shared governance
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In accordance with the above decree, the national coordination council of citizens' self-governing bodies has been granted legal personality.
A second lesson is the potential advantages of an inspectorate-based accountability system for a system of self-governing schools and parental choice, as opposed to the test-based systems so common in the U.S.
Self-governing policies are embedded in a planning framework whose organizing roles involve the constitution and support of Lockean continuities and connections characteristic of temporally extended agency.
Wachter, Islands of Conscious Power: Law, Norms, and the Self-Governing Corporation, 149 U.
The self-governing commonwealth of the United States banned capital punishment in 1929, and most Puerto Ricans are alarmed by the U.S.
The seminar topics included property tax fairness for homeowners in cooperatives and condominiums who are taxed at a disproportionate rate far exceeding Class One owners of one, two and three family homes; affordable energy and the need to secure J-51 benefits for investing in energy conservation equipment; senior citizen services and the right to apply for J-51 benefits to offset the cost of any city-mandated modifications; recognizing cooperatives and condominiums as self-governing entities; and legal issues, particularly preventing a building-wide mechanic's lien for work done in individual apartments or units.
Taiwan bans direct transport links with China, due to the country's views that the self-governing island is a breakaway province that must eventually be reunified.
A senior UK civil servant is being seconded to the region for the duration of the project, based at the office of the Central Bohemia Region, but with a mandate to visit and work in all 14 regional self-governing units in the country.
As an independent, self-governing university, TCU exercises the freedom to set the goals and objectives that best serve its students and community.
this unity was achieved by the oppressive methods of the kagals [Jewish self-governing bodies], and one no longer knows if these methods should be respected simply because they stemmed from religious tradition.
A Yukon government concern is the $100 million set aside for child care on aboriginal reserves and within self-governing First Nations.
we are not impressed with the self-governing wisdom of our downstate bureaucrats who create the rules for the entire state.