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Governmental or Regulatory Activity

MeSH ID: T064

Related Concepts:

  • Abuse Reporting [M0028627]
  • Accreditation [M0000097]
    Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.
  • Advisory Committees [M0018104]
    Groups set up to advise governmental bodies, societies, or other institutions on policy. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children [M0000588]
    Financial assistance provided by the government to indigent families with dependent children who meet certain requirements as defined by the Social Security Act, Title IV, in the U.S.
  • Aid to the Blind [M0020048]
  • Aid to the Totally Disabled [M0020049]
  • Automobile Driver Examination [M0002000]
    Government required written and driving test given to individuals prior to obtaining an operator's license.
  • Certificate of Need [M0003921]
    A certificate issued by a governmental body to an individual or organization proposing to construct or modify a health facility, or to offer a new or different service. The process of issuing the certificate is also included.
  • Certification [M0003923]
    Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.
  • City Planning [M0004526]
    Comprehensive planning for the physical development of the city.
  • Civil Defense [M0004529]
    Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.
  • Clinical Trial, Phase II [Publication Type] [M0026441]
    Work that is a report of a pre-planned, usually controlled, clinical study of the safety and efficacy of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques based on several hundred volunteers, including a limited number of patients, and conducted over a period of about two years in either the United States or a foreign country.
  • Clinical Trials, Phase II [M0026306]
    Studies that are usually controlled to assess the effectiveness and dosage (if appropriate) of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques. These studies are performed on several hundred volunteers, including a limited number of patients with the target disease or disorder, and last about two years. This concept includes phase II studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
  • Comprehensive Health Plans, State [M0020447]
  • Consumer Product Safety [M0005060]
  • Copyright [M0005163]
    The exclusive right, granted by law for a certain number of years, to make and dispose of copies of a literary, musical or artistic work. In the United States the copyright is granted for the life of the author plus 50 years. In the case of a joint work, it is for the life of the last joint author to die, plus 50 years. In either case the copyright runs until the end of the calendar year 50 years after the author's death. (Random House College Dictionary, rev ed; Strong, W.S.: The Copyright Book: a Practical Guide, 1981)
  • Credentialing [M0005304]
    The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.
  • Dental Medicaid Program [M0013204]
  • Desegregation [M0018371]
  • Development Policy [M0018099]
  • Device Approval [M0028140]
    Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.
  • Disaster Planning [M0006559]
    Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
  • Drug and Narcotic Control [M0006814]
    Control of drug and narcotic use by international agreement, or by institutional systems for handling prescribed drugs. This includes regulations concerned with the manufacturing, dispensing, approval (DRUG APPROVAL), and marketing of drugs.
  • Drug Approval [M0026229]
    Process that is gone through in order for a drug to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required pre-clinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance of the drug.
  • Drug Approval Process [M0026227]
  • Drug Control [M0006815]
  • Drug Evaluation [M0006828]
    Any process by which toxicity, metabolism, absorption, elimination, preferred route of administration, safe dosage range, etc., for a drug or group of drugs is determined through clinical assessment in humans or veterinary animals.
  • Drug Evaluation, FDA Phase I [M0026301]
  • Drug Evaluation, FDA Phase II [M0026304]
  • Early Intervention (Education) [M0027716]
    Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
  • Economic Policies [M0007023]
  • Environmental Policies [M0007502]
  • Evaluation Studies, FDA Phase I [M0026302]
  • Evaluation Studies, FDA Phase II [M0026305]
  • Evaluation Studies, FDA Phase III [M0026311]
  • Evaluation Studies, FDA Phase IV [M0026313]
  • Facility Control [M0008134]
  • Facility Regulation and Control [M0008133]
    Formal voluntary or governmental procedures and standards required of hospitals and health or other facilities to improve operating efficiency, and for the protection of the consumer.
  • Family Allowances [M0000589]
  • Family Leave [M0026421]
    The authorized absence from work of a family member to attend the illness or participate in the care of a parent, a sibling, or other family member. For the care of a parent for a child or for pre- or postnatal leave of a parent, PARENTAL LEAVE is available.
  • Financing, Government [M0008491]
    Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
  • Food and Drug Administration Device Approval [M0028136]
  • Food and Drug Administration Device Approval Process [M0028137]
  • Food and Drug Administration Drug Approval Process [M0026225]
  • Foreign Aid [M0011524]
  • Government Programs [M0009568]
    Programs and activities sponsored or administered by local, state, or national governments.
  • Government Regulation [M0020015]
    Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.
  • Government Regulation and Oversight [M0401948]
  • Government Sponsored Programs [M0009569]
  • Governmental Commissions [M0389166]
  • Guideline Adherence [M0029689]
    Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
  • Head Start Program [M0027717]
  • Health Care Reform [M0027387]
    Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
  • Hotlines [M0023519]
    A direct communication system, usually telephone, established for instant contact. It is designed to provide special information and assistance through trained personnel and is used for counseling, referrals, and emergencies such as poisonings and threatened suicides.
  • Human Rights [M0010649]
    The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
  • Income Tax [M0011199]
    Tax on the net income of an individual, organization, or business.
  • Institutional Adherence [M0029686]
  • International Cooperation [M0011525]
    The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
  • International Relations [M0423229]
  • Involuntary Fertility Control [M0004716]
  • Judicial Bypass [M0402163]
  • Judicial Consent [M0406272]
  • Judicial Role [M0011875]
    The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.
  • Jurisprudence [M0011876]
    The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.
  • Law Enforcement [M0020018]
    Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.
  • Licensing [M0012475]
  • Licensure [M0012474]
    The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.
  • Licensure, Dental [M0012476]
    The granting of a license to practice dentistry.
  • Licensure, Hospital [M0012477]
    The granting of a license to a hospital.
  • Licensure, Institutional, Personnel [M0012472]
  • Licensure, Medical [M0012478]
    The granting of a license to practice medicine.
  • Licensure, Nursing [M0012479]
    The granting of a license to practice the profession of nursing.
  • Licensure, Pharmacy [M0012480]
    The granting of a license to practice pharmacy.
  • Mail [M0017351]
  • Mail Distribution [M0017352]
  • Mandatory Programs [M0004717]
    Programs in which participation is required.
  • Mandatory Reporting [M0028628]
    A legal requirement that designated types of information acquired by professionals or institutions in the course of their work be reported to appropriate authorities.
  • Mandatory Testing [M0027851]
    Testing or screening required by federal, state, or local law or other agencies for the diagnosis of specified conditions. It is usually limited to specific populations such as categories of health care providers, members of the military, and prisoners or to specific situations such as premarital examinations or donor screening.
  • Maternity Leave [M0025222]
  • Medicaid [M0013205]
    Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
  • Medical Assistance [M0013203]
    Financing of medical care provided to public assistance recipients.
  • Medical Assistance, Title 19 [M0013206]
  • Medical Savings Accounts [M0030050]
    Tax-exempt trusts or custodial accounts established by individuals with financial institutions for saving money for future medical expenses.
  • Migration Policy [M0018100]
  • Narcotic Control [M0006818]
  • National Health Service, British [M0020449]
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [M0014507]
    An institute of the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION which is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. Research activities are carried out pertinent to these goals.
  • National Security [M0020019]
  • Need Certification, Health Care [M0003922]
  • New Device Approval [M0028139]
  • New Device Approval Process [M0028138]
  • New Drug Approval [M0026228]
  • New Drug Approval Process [M0026226]
  • Old Age Assistance [M0015245]
    Financial assistance for the impoverished elderly through public funding of programs, services, and individual income supplements.
  • Outpatient Commitment [M0004859]
  • Parental Leave [M0025221]
    The authorized absence from work of either parent prior to and after the birth of their child. It includes also absence because of the illness of a child or at the time of the adoption of a child. It does not include leave for care of siblings, parents, or other family members: for this FAMILY LEAVE is available.
  • Paternity Leave [M0025223]
  • Pharmaceutical Policy [M0006819]
  • Policy [M0018105]
  • Policy Compliance [M0029687]
  • Policy Development [M0017111]
  • Policy Making [M0017109]
    The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
  • Population Policy [M0018101]
  • Postal Service [M0017354]
    The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
  • Premarital Examinations [M0017532]
  • Privatization [M0017592]
    Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.
  • Product Approval [M0005061]
  • Protection, Environmental [M0005040]
  • Public Assistance [M0018086]
    Financial assistance to impoverished persons for the essentials of living through federal, state or local government programs.
  • Public Enterprise [M0026050]
  • Public Housing [M0018094]
    Housing subsidized by tax funds, usually intended for low income persons or families.
  • Public Policy [M0018102]
    A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
  • Regional Medical Programs [M0018721]
    Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.
  • Regulation [M0389464]
    Exercise of the authority to restrict or supervise a practice or the conduct of a facility or organization. (AN: not to be used for gene regulation or any biological practices)
  • Regulation, Facility [M0008132]
  • Reimbursement, Disproportionate Share [M0030104]
    Payments that include adjustments to reflect the costs of uncompensated care and higher costs for inpatient care for certain populations receiving mandated services. MEDICARE and MEDICAID include provisions for this type of reimbursement.
  • Research Support, N.I.H. [M0474788]
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural [M0482730]
    A designation for publications of research resulting from extramural research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural [M0482729]
    A designation for publications of research resulting from intramural research at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. [M0474772]
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. [M0474787]
  • Review Committees [M0391245]
    Committees established to monitor compliance with standards or policies.
  • SEER Program [M0027651]
    A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
  • Social Control [M0020016]
  • Social Control, Formal [M0020017]
    Control which is exerted by the more stable organizations of society, such as established institutions and the law. They are ordinarily embodied in definite codes, usually written.
  • Social Policy [M0018103]
  • Social Protection [M0018106]
  • Social Security [M0020050]
    Government sponsored social insurance programs.
  • State Dentistry [M0020442]
    Control, direction and financing of the total dental care of the population by a national government.
  • State Health Planning, United States [M0009870]
  • State Health Plans [M0020448]
    State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
  • State Medicine [M0020450]
    A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
  • Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. [M0020837]
  • Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. [M0020838]
  • Taxation [M0021078]
  • Town Planning [M0004527]
  • Treaties [M0011526]
  • United States Gov't Supported, N.I.H. [M0020839]
  • Urban Planning [M0004528]
  • Women's Rights [M0023001]
    The rights of women to equal status pertaining to social, economic, and educational opportunities afforded by society.