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To give official authorization or status. To recognize as having sufficient academic standards to qualify graduates for higher education or for professional practice. In International Law: (1) To acknowledge; to receive as an envoy and give that person credit and rank accordingly. (2) To send with credentials as an envoy. This latter use is now the accepted one.


verb accept, affirm, approve, authenticate, authorize, certify, confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction, vouch for
Associated concepts: accredited law school, accredited reppesentative
See also: agree, allow, approve, ascribe, authorize, bestow, certify, concur, confirm, corroborate, cosign, countenance, delegate, empower, honor, indorse, notarize, qualify, seal, sign, support, trust, verify

TO ACCREDIT, international law. The act by which a diplomatic agent is acknowledged by the government near which he is sent. This at once makes his public character known, and becomes his protection.

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DOCPER screens the information submitted based on guidance found in the Civilian Personnel Accreditation Procedures for Italy; legal questions are referred to USSSO.
Additionally, CARF is continuing to use the CCAC accreditation program and procedures as well as the current standards, which focus on three core areas of an organization's business: governance; finance and strategy; and health and wellness.
The AICPA council approved the report of the special committee on accreditation of specialization, which calls for new ventures in accreditation.
Accreditation to ISO 17025 helps labs achieve a competitive advantage by reducing costs, establishing credibility, improving efficiency and enhancing profitability.
At last count we have eight accreditation "product lines," including home healthcare, home medical equipment, behavioral healthcare, foster care and skilled nursing care.
The first accreditation program, introduced by the Colorado Society of CPAs, was intended to address the public's and the profession's concerns prompted by the rapid changes in the capital markets and financial services industry during the inflationary years of the 1970s and early 1980s.
MacDonnell: "In 1995 CARF initiated a three-year plan to study, with the field, the concepts of outcome information in relation to standards, accreditation process, public disclosure and report cards for medical rehabilitation providers.
In today's health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction that demonstrates an organization's commitment to quality health care.
SAN FRANCISCO -- United Behavioral Health (UBH) today announced that its San Diego care management center has been awarded a full, three-year accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with the highest rating possible for a managed behavioral health organization (MBHO).
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amp; DALLAS -- Magellan Health Services today announced that its Southwest Care Management Center, located in Dallas, was recently re-surveyed and has once more been awarded three-year, Full Accreditation - the highest level - from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) under its standards for managed behavioral health care organizations.

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