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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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On July 12, 2004, the Civilian Personnel Accreditation Procedures for Italy were published as an annex to the February 2004 edition of the Tri-Component Regulation for Italy.
the reinforced value of accreditation among AAHSA members should "help 'raise the bar' for quality care and services.
The NAC will recommend new accreditations, the board will approve them and council will ratify them.
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Two accreditation agencies are stepping forward this year with new survey and accreditation programs designed specifically for assisted living.
Accreditation of specialists has been a hotly debated issue among CPAs ever since the AICPA adopted what has become the personal financial specialist (PFS) designation in 1987.
Renaissance) today announced that the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) has again awarded for three more years Full Accreditation Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management to Renaissance for Chronic Kidney Disease.
MacDonnell, National Director, Medical Rehabilitation Division of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Mary Tellis-Nayak, RN, MSN, MPH, Director, Long Term Care Accreditation for JCAHO.
URAC's Case Management Accreditation standards provide a solid foundation for effective case management programs.
Fifteen Magellan centers were awarded Health Utilization Management Accreditation under standards that require clinically sound processes that respect members' and providers' rights.
In 2003, its Chicago care management center became the first in the nation to hold simultaneous accreditations from JCAHO, NCQA and the American Accreditation Healthcare Commission (AAHC).
EF's accreditation allows educators to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by leading an EF tour and completing required coursework.

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