Children's Administration, Department of Social and Health Services
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Operations Manual

Appendix B: Acronyms

The following acronyms are used in the Childrens Administration (CA) Case Services Policy Manual, the CA Practices and Procedures Guide, and this CA Operations Manual.

ACES Automated Client Eligibility System
ACF Administration for Children and Families
ACYF HHS Administration for Children, Youth, and Families
ADATSA Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Services Act
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFDC-FC Aid to Families with Dependent Children - Foster Care
AAG Assistant Attorney General
AG State Attorney General
AIDC American Indian Data Commission
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ABP Air Borne Pathogens
AIS Agency Inventory System
AM Area Manager
ANA Administration for Native Americans
APS Adult Protective Services
ARC Accounts Receivable Coordinator
ARS Alternative Response System
ARY At-Risk Youth
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Exchange
ASL American Sign Language
BBP Blood Borne Pathogens
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BR Business Reply
BRS/GC Behavior Rehabilitation Services/Group Care
CA Childrens Administration
CAMIS Case and Management Information System
CA/N Child Abuse and Neglect
CE Consultative Examination
CCDBG Child Care and Development Block Grant
CCS Central Contracts Services, formerly OCAM
CEAP Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHINS Child in Need of Services
CHRI Criminal History Record Inquiry
CIC Computer Information Consultant
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPA Child Placing Agency
CPS Child Protective Services
CPT Child Protection Team
CRC Crisis Residential Center or Care
CSE Community Service Employment
CSO Community Services Office
CTED Department of Community, Trade, & Economic Development
CWS Child Welfare Services
DAC Disabled Adult Child
DASA Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
DCFS Division of Children and Family Services
DCS DSHS Division of Child Support
DD Developmentally Disabled
DDD Division of Developmental Disabilities
DDDS Division of Disability Determination Services
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DIS Department of Information Services
DLR Division of Licensed Resources
DOH Department of Health
DOL Department of Labor
DOL Department of Licensing
DSHS Department of Social and Health Services
DVR DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
ECP Exceptional Cost Plan
EFAP Emergency Food Assistance Program
EMFS Economic and Medical Field Services
ENCC Exceptional Needs Care Coordination
EO Executive Order
EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment
ERC Emergency Respite Centers, also known as Crisis Nursery
ESA DSHS Economic Services Administration
ETP Exception to Policy
FAX Telefacsimile
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FCMU Foster Care Medicaid Unit
FFPC Free Federal Commodities Program
FFS Federal Funding Specialist
FFU Federal Funding Unit
FHSS Family Home Support Services
FICA Federal Insurance Contribution Act
FIRST Foster Intervention/Retention Support Team
FPAWS Foster Parents Association of Washington State
FPS Family Preservation Services
FRS Family Reconciliation Services
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GA General Assistance
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAL Guardian Ad Litem
GA-U General Assistance -Unemployable
GED General Equivalency Development Certificate
GRC Group Receiving Centers
HBS Home Based Services
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HHS Federal Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRDIS Human Resource Development Information System
HSS Home Support Specialist
IAR Interim Assistance Reimbursement Agreement
ICAMA Interstate Compact for Adoption and Medical Assistance
ICPC Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
ICW Indian Child Welfare
ICWA Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
ICWAC Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee
ID Identification
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IEPA Inter-Ethnic Placement Act
IFPS Intensive Family Preservation Services
IHDT Indian Health Design Team
IHS Indian Health Service
ILP Independent Living Program
ILS Independent Living Skills
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service
IPAC Indian Policy Advisory Committee
IPSS Indian Policy and Support Services
IRS Internal Revenue Service
IS Information Services
ISM Interrupted Service Month
ISP Individual Services Plan
ISSD Information Systems Services Division
ITA Involuntary Treatment Act
ITIS Interactive Terminal Information System
ITO Indian Tribal Organizations
I&R Information and Referral
JOBS Job Opportunities and Basic Skills
JRA Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration
JTPA Federal Job Training Partnership Act
LAN Local Area Network
L&I Department of Labor and Industries
LE Law Enforcement
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LES Limited English Speaking
LICWAC Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee
LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LIST DSHS Office of Language Interpreter Services and Translations
MAA Medical Assistance Administration
MAPPER Maintaining, Preparing, and Producing Executive Reports
MCH Maternal/Child Health
MEPA Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (42 USC 5115a)
MER Medical Evidence Records
MEVS Medical Eligibility Verification System
MHD Mental Health Division
MLR Minimum Licensing Requirements
MPC Medicaid Personal Care
MS Mail Stop
MWBE Minority and Womens Business Enterprise
N.A.D National Association of the Deaf
NCAI National Congress of American Indians
NEO New Employee Orientation
NIHB National Indian Health Board
NPAIHB Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
NWAE Northwest Adoption Exchange
OAS DSHS Office of Accounting Services
OASI Old Age and Survivors Insurance
OCAM Office of Contracts and Asset Management, now CCS
OCAR CA Office of Childrens Administration Research
OCCP Office of Child Care Policy
OCR CA Office of Community or Constituent Relations
OCR HHS Office of Civil Rights
OFCL Office of Foster Care Licensing
OFM Office of Financial Management
OFR DSHS Office of Financial Recovery
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPD Original Placement Date
ORC Objective Review Committee
ORCS Operations Review and Consultation Services
ORM DSHS Office of Risk Management
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSI DSHS Office of Special Investigations
PC Personal Computer
PCS Medicaid Personal Care Services
PIC Private Industry Council
PS Postal Service
QA CA Office of Quality Assurance and Training
RA Regional Administrator
RCW Revised Code of Washington
RID Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
RM Regional Manager
RMRS Remote Meter Resetting System
RMSS ORM Risk Management Services Section
RMTS Random Moment Time Study
RRC Records Reference Center
RSDI Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance
RSN Regional Support Network
RTS/BRS Rehabilitative Treatment Services/ Behavior Rehabilitation Services
R&R Research and Referral
SAY Sexually Aggressive Youth
SCAN State Controlled Area Network
SER Service Episode Record
SF State Form
SI Sensory Impaired
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SMIAFS State Median Income Adjusted for Family Size
SSA Social Security Administration
SSA Social Service Authorization
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSIF Supplemental Security Income Facilitator
SSN Social Security Number
SSPS Social Service Payment System
SSODA Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative Program
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
SW Social Worker
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TB Tuberculosis
TCC Therapeutic Child Care. See TCD
TCD Therapeutic Child Development
TDD Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf
TPA Tribal Priority Allocation
TTY Teletypewriter
TWEP Tribal Work Experience Program
UPS United Parcel Services
USC United States Code
USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USPS United States Postal Service
VA Federal Veterans Administration
VPA Voluntary Placement Agreement
WAC Washington Administrative Code
WAN Wide Area Network
WARE Washington Adoption Resource Exchange
WIC Women, Infants, and Children Program
WISHA Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act
WMS Washington Management Service
WSP Washington State Patrol
WWIETP Western Washington Indian Education Training Program
WWW World Wide Web