Time Standard


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Time Standard

A legal or customary measure of the rate at which time passes. Most time standards are based upon the earth's rotation, that is, upon the passage of days. Nearly all modern time standards divide time into seconds, minutes and hours.
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The following time standards are hereby established as a presumptively reasonable time period for the completion of cases in the trial and appellate courts of this state.
Proposing a one-size-fits-all fire response time standard is like deciding how many police officers a city should have based on the number of residents, rather than the number of crimes.
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The deal is expected to close by the end of September 1997, at which time Standard & Poor's will resolve the CreditWatch listings.
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Solucient(R) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) have entered into an agreement to integrate time standards from the AARC Uniform Reporting Manual for Acute Care Hospitals, 4th Edition (URM) into Solucient's ACTION O-I(TM) program.
The data contained in the URM includes respiratory procedure time standards, statistical data for each standard, guidance for the assignment of billing codes, and references to applicable AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Some of the features of this innovative tool include automatic escalation routing, built-in individual accountability, established time standards, tiered levels of action priority, and data collection and reporting.
The MTM Association also will distribute this new module to other companies who are legally authorized to use and support the MTM time standards.
The CON-WAY components are known for the superior transit time standards they set and their consistent conformance to those standards," said Bryan Millican, executive vice president, sales and marketing for CON-WAY.
BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 1996--Leveraging its decades of experience in quartz technology and cesium time standards, Hewlett-Packard Company today introduces an affordable line of network timing and synchronization solutions.