Meaning of “health authority” in the English Dictionary

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"health authority" in British English

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health authoritynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈhelθ ɔːˌθɒr.ɪ.ti/ us /ˈhelθ əˌθɔːr.ə.t̬i/

in the UK, an organization that is responsible for hospitals and medical services in a particular area

(Definition of “health authority” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"health authority" in Business English

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health authoritynoun [ C ]

uk us GOVERNMENT

in the UK, a government organization that is responsible for medical services in a particular area:

Health authorities are offering mass immunization programmes against the disease.

(Definition of “health authority” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)