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pl. n. explicit rules to govern behaviour that are enforced by specified institutions or agencies. Where regulations are breached, the relevant regulatory authority can impose sanctions. Regulations may derive from statute, for example the Medical Act 1983 (as amended), from professional bodies (e.g. the General Medical Council), or from a designated individual with appropriate authority (e.g. a chief executive of a NHS trust).

Subjects: Law.


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