Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules – United States of America

Definitions vary among the jurisdictions (states, the federal government, territories, protectorates, etc.).


  • “Register” refers to publications like the Federal Register which may contain notice and/or full text of proposed and adopted rules, and/or other types of government notices. The use of the term Register includes similar publications which, in some jurisdictions, may be called Bulletin or Journal.
  • “Code” refers to publications like the Code of Federal Regulations which contain all effective administrative rules.
  • “Manual” refers to the guidance document produced to assist rulewriting agencies.

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