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in international law the aggregate of acts connected with the appointment of, and the assumption of duties by, a head of diplomatic representation or of a permanent representative of a state to an international organization.

The process of accreditation involves the following steps: the promulgation by a competent state organ of a home document concerning the appointment of a given person as its diplomatic representative; the obtaining of an agreement (agrément) to his acceptance by the foreign state; and the presentation by the newly appointed representative of his credentials to the competent organ of the host state. Depending on the practice in effect in a given country, a head of diplomatic representation is considered to have entered upon his duties either from the moment of the presentation of his credentials or from the moment of the notification of his arrival and presentation of sworn copies of his credentials to the minister of foreign affairs of the host state. A permanent representative of a state to an international organization is considered to have entered upon his duties from the moment of presenting his credentials to the competent organ of the international organization—for instance, to the secretary general of the UN.

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NCQA awards four levels of accreditation to health plans it reviews.
The PFS group tended to disagree with these statements, suggesting they did not view them as significant accreditation benefits; the group wanting PFS accreditation tended to agree with the statements.
ProMutual GroupeIUs ACCME accreditation will allow the company to designate CME credits in risk management to physicians that are required to earn these in order to maintain their licenses as well as their hospital privileges.
Accreditation provides a number of tangible benefits, including-
The commission has seven levels of accreditation, the highest being accreditation with commendation, followed by accreditation; accreditation with recommendations for improvement, which is what Antelope Valley Hospital received; conditional accreditation; provisional accreditation; preliminary accreditation; and no accreditation.
ACA's Camp Accreditation is still appropriate for week or longer youth camp sessions with operations providing the staff and program.
The accreditation process provides the Institute with the ability to address the following issues facing CPAs and resolve them in a way that is beneficial to both the public and the profession:
Increased community advocacy: the accreditation process offers a framework in which police and citizens can work together to prevent and control challenges confronting law enforcement and to address community expectations.
To address the need for a less costly LTC accreditation process, JCAHO launched the "Medicare/Medicaid Certification-based Long Term Care Accreditation" option in January 2003.
Meanwhile, the combined power of CCAC and CARF--through the organizations' unified research, marketing and educational resources--will enable development of new accreditation services tailored to specific needs.
Camps new to ACA who are preparing for accreditation visits this summer can visit ACA's Web site (www.

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