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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 order to establish the organizational and legal framework for mahallas and to enhance the legal culture and skills of employees within citizens' self-governing bodies, the Mahalla public charity foundation was established in 1992.
The Slovak Republic is comprised of eight self-governing regions.
The theme of a self-governing community of citizens has two elements: the idea of a self-governing community, and that of a community of citizens.
The Sancton hypothesis is simple enough: "[C]ities in Western liberal democracies will not and cannot be self-governing.
Liverpool Women's hospital in Toxteth received the self-governing status in April last year.
Both the Catholic ladies such as Woodlock and the Protestant ones such as Twining approached the ideology of the self-governing individual in quite a different fashion than did the dominant poor law reformers.
A self-governing squat located on eighty-five acres of land owned by the Danish Defense Ministry, it is currently inhabited by nearly one thousand people, but is scheduled for government dissolution next year.
A Yukon government concern is the $100 million set aside for child care on aboriginal reserves and within self-governing First Nations.
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.
As an independent, self-governing university, TCU exercises the freedom to set the goals and objectives that best serve its students and community.
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.