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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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Broadspire is committed to providing high-quality case and utilization management, and we are honored to receive these accreditations from URAC," said Dennis Replogle, Broadspire president and CEO.
These additional accreditations further demonstrate our unwavering commitment to quality and accountability, and the strategy we've taken with all of our Internet programs," said George DeVries, chairman, president and CEO of ASH.
In addition to these latest accreditations, American Specialty Health's subsidiary ASH Networks Inc.
org, announced today that Train for HIPAA will host online training for organizations seeking accreditation under URAC's new HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security Accreditation programs for Covered Entities and Business Associates.
BOC has received accreditation for the international standard ISO 17025 for environmental and NIST traceable gas mixtures at its Royal Oak, Michigan facility.
Joseph Hospital of Orange today announced it has recently been awarded a three-year term of accreditation from the American College of Radiology's (ACR) Breast Ultrasound Accreditation Program.
Blue Cross of California (Blue Cross) today announced that it was awarded Excellent Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its commercial HMO/POS products and Full Accreditation for its PPO product.
Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include failure of the marketplace to acknowledge the link between accreditation and optimal health care and outcomes, or failure of customers' accrediting bodies to consider Matria's accreditations as a factor in the customers' accredition process, developments in the health care industry, third-party actions over which Matria does not have control, regulatory requirements applicable to Matria's business and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Matria's periodic reports and registration statements filed with The Securities and Exchange Commission, including Matria's Annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001.
American Healthways (Nasdaq: AMHC), the nation's leading provider of specialized, comprehensive care enhancement services to health plans, physicians and hospitals, today announced that it has earned accreditation for its disease management programs from URAC, one of the nation's most respected independent health care accrediting organizations.
Prior to 2004, the TRs were not generally screened for accreditation before they arrived in Italy.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has acquired the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), an accrediting body founded in 1985 by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) in Washington, D.
Boon, PhD, president and CEO of CARE, added, "Aging-services and other human-services providers that are currently accredited by CCAC and CARF will see increased value of their accreditations as a result of the merger.

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