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A guideline is any document that aims to streamline particular processes according to a set routine. By definition, following a guideline is never mandatory (protocol would be a better term for a mandatory procedure). Guidelines are an essential part of the larger process of governance.

Guidelines may be issued by and used by any organization (governmental or private) to make the actions of its employees or divisions more predictable, and presumably of higher quality.

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  • The Fraser Insitute: Canada's Child Support Guidelines Stacked Against Non-Custodial Parents
    The federal guidelines mandating child support payments in divorce cases in Canada fail to equitably distribute costs between parents and are not supported by economic evidence, concludes a new study published ... Read more on this news related to 'Guidelines'
  • Guidelines spell end of Ohio schools' pink cookie
    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A favorite — and locally famous — cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system because of new federal nutritional guidelines. Read more on this news related to 'Guidelines'
  • An Old Study Fuels Debate Over Blood Pressure Guidelines
    In the last year new guidelines relating to cardiovascular disease have been the subject of intense criticism and debate. The status of the blood pressure guidelines has been particularly contentious, since several different groups have published contradictory guidelines, while several authors of the most prominent group, the Eighth Joint National Committee, publi Read more on this news related to 'Guidelines'

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