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1. To estimate the value of a property, especially for property tax purposes. For example, a county may send an assessor to one's house to assess its value and base the property tax one owes on that assessment.

2. To decide the cost of something. For example, an insurance company may assess the damage of a house fire at $120,000 and agree to pay that much toward repairs. Alternatively, the government may assess that one owes $50,000 in income tax based upon one's income the previous year.

Tax Assessment

The determination of how much a person or company owes in taxes. One usually determines one's own tax assessment by declaring one's income and capital gains from the previous year and applying the methodology the government requires to arrive at the tax liability. The government has the right to audit any tax assessment.


(1) The official valuation of property for tax purposes. (2) A one-time charge made against property owners for each one's pro rata share of the expense of repairs or improvements to be enjoyed by all of them in common,such as a condo association assessment to replace a roof,or a local government assessment to pave a dirt road. (3) Determination of the value of property in a condemnation case.

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In addition, the nurse-interns are encouraged to interpret nursing assessment data and diagnostic studies as they provide patient care.
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Some older staff found the move out of rest-home care, where it was quite task-orientated, into hospital-level care, which demanded nursing assessment skills and more individualised care, quite challenging," Tomuri explained.
Currently, the approved re-entry program in New South Wales is the College of Nursing Assessment of Competence Program, which is an eight-week course in Burwood with a tuition cost of $10,000.
Coverage also includes Giger and Davidhizar's Transcultural Assessment Model, Spector's Health Traditions Model, and the Andrews/Boyle Transcultural Nursing Assessment Guide for Individuals and Families.
She is a registered nurse, a licensed nursing home administrator and a paralegal with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, and holds certifications in Healthcare Risk Management, Case Management, Legal Nurse Consulting and Nursing Assessment.

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