Countersignature

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Countersignature

A second signature by a second person on a document. Countersignatures exist for authentication. For example, the prime minister may be required to countersign a law the president approves in order to guarantee approval. Likewise, a witness may countersign a will to show that it really represents the testator's wishes.
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At the time, we were looking for a solution to help address and define the internal processes around the claim tracking system between our back-end support teams in the Geneva headquarters, who are responsible for reviewing and countersigning client requests to ensure approval, and our traders in offshore offices who are working directly with our clients.
The standing order amendments require a standing order to specify whether countersigning of a charted treatment is required and, if so, the requirements for countersigning.
Following concerns by Dr Sue Booth, who had been countersigning Shipman's death certificates, the Stockport Coroner John Pollard asked the police to investigate.