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ombudsman

[om′bədzmən]
Etymology: ONorse, umbothsmathr, commission man
a person who investigates and mediates patients' problems and complaints in relation to a hospital's services. Also called patient representative.

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).

om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.

ombudsman

a public official appointed to look into complaints by members of the public about mistreatment by officers of government instrumentalities.
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He therefore said the Ombudsman had started using modern and effective methods of information, education and communication dissemination such as using radio jingles, television fillers and Facebook platform.
The ABP said the CA 'clearly committed grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction in issuing a TRO against an appealable decision of the Office of the Ombudsman in an administrative case.
Bakit hindi in-announce ng Ombudsman nang hindi na paulit-ulit si Senator Trillanes (Why did the Ombudsman not announce it so Senator Trillanes will not keep on harping about it)?
This article consists of the following sections: in section one, the article will cite the two definitions most commonly referred to when explaining the ombudsman concept and illustrate their differences.
He said: "The headline results published by the ombudsman's office do not necessarily give an accurate picture of the number of Kirklees Council complaints formally considered by the ombudsman.
Najjar made the remarks at a conference on the ombudsman issue at the social sciences campus of Universite Saint-Joseph in Beirut, joined by Interior Minister Ziyad Baroud.
Another issue is the extent to which the Ombudsman has the political clout to affect decisions.
Topics include the work of the ombudsman within the rule of law, a comparison of the roles of administrative courts and ombudsman in France and Yalta, the issue of "internormality" in administrative mediation, the promise of good governance and development thought ombudsmanship in the South Pacific, the special role of the ombudsman for prisoners, morality and activism in attaining administrative justice through ombudsmanship, and the primary focus of ombudsmen when serving to protect human rights and redress public grievances in cases of corruption.
AH: What are the biggest changes in the ombudsman instruction?
the Ombudsman to report publicly on the government's compliance with the recommendations of the Children's Advocate; and
It also discusses how Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have adopted the ombudsman concept using funding from the state and other sources, and provides information on organizational and other resources that may assist individuals and agencies interested in establishing a state ombudsman office for children, youth, and families.