standing order

noun

Definition of standing order 

: an instruction or prescribed procedure in force permanently or until changed or canceled especially : any of the rules for the guidance and government of parliamentary procedure which endure through successive sessions until vacated or repealed

Examples of standing order in a Sentence

She placed a standing order for fresh flowers every week. They were on standing orders never to leave the prisoner unattended.

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But states have been rushing to enact standing orders to allow police officers, firefighters and even members of the public to get it as the nation's opioid crisis worsens and overdoses become common in some areas. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Here's how Missourians can get free naloxone, the drug that stops an opioid overdose | The Kansas City Star," 5 Apr. 2018 The standing order was issued by agency director Dr. Karen Smith on June 8. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "More California pharmacies to distribute opioid overdose drug," 6 July 2018 At one Drug Mart location, a technician who answered the phone knew the standing order policy better than the pharmacist. Staff, cleveland.com, "Comment here on cleveland.com court and crime stories for Sunday, April 29, 2018," 29 Apr. 2018 Allan said he's encouraged by the number of pharmacies that stock naloxone, but sees room for improvement in how the different pharmacy chains educate their staff about the standing order. Staff, cleveland.com, "Comment here on cleveland.com court and crime stories for Sunday, April 29, 2018," 29 Apr. 2018 And many nonprofit groups that work in the drug addiction space already distribute naloxone to members of the community under a standing order from a sponsoring physician. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "California orders opioid overdose antidote naloxone available without prescription," 8 June 2018 In 2016, in response to the city's ongoing opioid crisis, the New Orleans Health Department was the first in the state to issue a standing order for naloxone, a drug administered by first responders in the event of an overdose. Kevin Litten, NOLA.com, "New Orleans starts hurricane season without a health director: why that matters," 1 June 2018 She was accused of failing to follow the commanding officer’s standing orders and international navigation rules. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "USS Fitzgerald officer pleads guilty in collision that killed 7 sailors," 8 May 2018 The committee’s bill would expand access to overdose-reversing Narcan, allowing it to be available by standing order at pharmacies. Andy Metzger, BostonGlobe.com, "Opioid-control bill that includes mandatory 3-day therapy advances in Legislature," 4 May 2018

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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standing order

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English Language Learners Definition of standing order

: an order or procedure that continues to be followed until it is changed or canceled

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