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directive

noun behest, bidding, charge, command, commandment, declaration, decree, decretal, demand, dictate, direction, edict, enjoinment, fiat, hest, imperative, instruction, mandate, notification, order, ordinance, prescript, prescription, proclamation, requirement, rescript, ukase, writ
See also: causative, decretal, direction, fiat, guidance, mandate, order, procedural, regulation, requirement, rule, subpoena, writ

directive

a legislative Act of the European Union produced by the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Union. It directs member states to produce a certain effect within a certain time. This achieves the Community goal while respecting national differences. The member state need not legislate if it can achieve the same result by administrative measures. Failure to comply can result in action before the Court of Justice of the European Union at the instigation of the Commission. Directives are not directly applicable (see DIRECT APPLICABILITY) but they can have DIRECT EFFECT.
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The director made the completion and use of advance directives an explicit part of the C SB's program, and all case management and clinical staff are expected to understand advance directives and to refer consumers for assistance in completing their own advance directive forms.
However, if a manufacturer's devices are compliant before the March deadline, the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for the device should document the compliance with the directive and include the text: "as amended by Directive 2007/47/EC.
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To implement the requirements of this directive will require a series of efforts within DoD and other government agencies, Nadaner said.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DIRECTIVE, VISIT SECURITY MANAGEMENT ONLINE.
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The man did not have an advance directive, so the social service coordinator asked him if he wanted to be resuscitated in the event that his heart stopped beating.
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