Grandfather clause

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Grandfather clause

A provision included in a new rule or regulation that exempts a business that is already conducting business in the area addressed by the regulation from penalty or restriction.

Grandfather Clause

A clause in a new law, regulation, or anything else that exempts certain persons or businesses from abiding by it. For example, suppose a country passes a law stating that it is illegal to own a cat. A grandfather clause would allow persons who already own cats to continue to keep them, but would prevent people who do not own cats from buying them. Grandfather clauses are controversial, but they are also relatively common.
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(21) The Grandfather Provision allows FHCs to engage in a broader range of activities than permitted under the complementary powers.
However, even where Congress provides transition relief via a grandfather provision, phased-in effective date or delayed effective date, the transition policy still creates a bright line between the period governed by the old law and the period governed by the new law.
Lastly, we are asking congressional offices to support bill language that would add a grandfather provision to mental health counselor position requirements.
Nevertheless, the court then ruled that the TRA '86's grandfather provision did not apply, because Mary could have exercised the power in favor of nonskip persons until her death in 1993.
This group continues its grandfather provision. Also, cash balance accounts are grandfathered for all Nabisco participants by converting them into lump-sum credits for prior service under the Pension Equity Plan.
Physicians and labs will need to examine the regulations carefully because HHS declined to adopt a grandfather provision for existing business deals.
To avoid such a problem, the proposal includes a grandfather provision that specifies, "An entity following an accounting treatment in category (c) or (d) as of the effective date of this statement need not change to an accounting treatment in a category (b) or e) pronouncement whose effective date is before the effective date of this statement." This means, for example, even though cleared AESEC statements of position [category (b)] have greater authority than established industry practice [category d)], the exposure draft would not require an entity following an established industry practice to change to the treatment specified in a statement of position with an effective date preceding the proposed statement's effective date.
The new rules include a critical grandfather provision for current practitioners, and also rapidly accelerate national movement toward accreditation of clinical mental health counseling programs by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) <http:// www.cacrep.org/template/index.cfm>.
The bill reduces the grandfather provision to continue to collect fees on Internet access for the state of Wisconsin from three to two years.
Many commentators suggested some from of transitional relief, ranging from 180 days to a permanent grandfather provision.
Options open to comment include a grandfather provision for individuals working in hospitals prior to 1969, recognition of an accrediting agency's standards, and a qualification exam.
The hitch for Licensed Mental Health Counselors seeking to become licensed in California under the grandfather provision was that the application for licensure was never posted, so the clock was ticking down with no possibility of taking advantage of the grandfather provision.