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Procedure

The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure.

The form, manner, and order of steps taken in conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law, which regulates how the law will be administered. Substantive Law creates and defines rights that exist under the law.

Cross-references

Civil Procedure.

procedure

n. the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers, serving documents on the opposition, setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories, preparing orders, giving notice to the other parties, conduct of trials, and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.

procedure

noun act, action, adjective law, behavior, common practice, conduct, course, course of action, established method, habit, line of action, manner of proceeding, manner of working, matter of course, measure, method, methodology, mode, mode of operation, mode of use, modus operandi, motion, order, particular course of action, plan, plan of action, policy, practice, proceeding, process, program, proscribed form, routine, rule, scheme, set form, set format, step, strategy, system, tactics, usage, way, way of operation
Associated concepts: civil procedure, criminal procedure, judicial procedure, pretrial procedure, rule of procedure
Foreign phrases: Cursus curiae est lex curiae.The practice of the court is the law of the court.
See also: agenda, arrangement, avenue, behavior, campaign, conduct, constant, course, custom, direction, expedient, form, guide, maneuver, manner, matter of course, method, mode, modus operandi, operation, policy, polity, practice, proceeding, process, rule, scheme, step, strategy, system
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A Bristol University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spokesman told the Sunday People: "Following revision by NICOR to correct this omission, the hospital's 30-day mortality rate for Fontan procedure remains in the expected range.
This means of 15 hospitals carrying out children's heart surgery between 2009/2012, Bristol was 14th for Fontan Procedure survival within 30 days.
A multicenter, randomized trial comparing heparin/warfarin and acetylsalicylic acid as primary thromboprophylaxis for 2 years after the Fontan procedure in children.
The majority of children born with HLHS undergo a series of three procedures, together known as single ventricle palliation (SVP), culminating in the Fontan procedure.
One of the delicate procedures performed was the Fontan Procedure, a first of its kind performed in Dubai, on October 24 on an eight-year-old Yemeni boy, Mahmood Mohammed who is currently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit.
When Riley is between four and six, he will get a third op, a Fontan procedure to allow blood to be pumped more efficiently around his body.
had previously undergone all three stages of the Fontan procedure at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, but developed severe complications.
By way of an example, survival rates for patients undergoing the Fontan procedure range from 98% in the immediate post operative period to 63%.