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This list of acronyms was compiled from a variety of sources. An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from each of the first letters of a descriptive phrase or
by combining the initial letters or
parts of words from the phrase. Here are some examples of acronyms:

ALOS   Average Length of Stay
ACT     Assertive Community Treatment

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(A) Advocate
AA/NA Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous
AAA Area Agency on Aging
AAAs Affirmative Action Administrators
AACAP American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
AACP American Association of Community Psychiatrists
AAMR American Association on Mental Retardation
AAUAP American Association of University Affiliated Programs
ABSS Applied Behavioral Sciences Specialist
AC Augmentative Communication
ACD Alternate Care Determination or
Agency for Child Development
ACDD Accreditation Council on Developmental Disabilities
ACF Adult Care Facility or
Administration for Families and Children
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ACS New York City Administration for Children's Services, formerly Children's Protective Services
ACSW Academy of Certified Social Workers
ACT Assertive Community Treatment
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADC Adult Day Care
ADD Administration on Developmental Disabilities
ADEA Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1965
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL Activities of Daily Living (sometimes "ADL skills")
ADR Additional Documents Request
AES Adaptive Equipment Specialist
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AHA American Heart Association
AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans
AHRC Association for the Help of Retarded Citizens or Children
AHRQ Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AILCNY Association of Independent Living Centers in New York Inc.
ALFS Aid to Localities Financial System
ALIA Alliance of Long Island Agencies, Inc.
ALOS Average Length of Stay
AMAP Approved Medication Administration Personnel
AMI Alliance on Mental Illness
AOC Administrator on Call
AOD Administrator on Duty
AOT Assisted Outpatient Treatment
APA American Psychiatric Association or
American Psychological Association Leaving OMH site
APC Ambulatory Payment Classification
APS adult protective services
ARC Association for Retarded Citizens (formerly "Children")
ARF Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
ARMS Alternative Rate Methodology
ARS Automated Rate Setting
ARTL Agency Reduction Transfer List
ASA/O Adolescent Sexual Abuser/Offender System
ASAP The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State Leaving OMH site or
The American Society for Adolescent Psychology Leaving OMH site
ASFC Agency Sponsored Family Care
ASL American Sign Language
ASQ Ages and Stages Questionnaire
ASSG Administrative Support Services Group
ASSQ Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire
AT Assistive Technology
ATA Assistive Technology Act of 1998
ATF Alcoholism Treatment Facility
ATM Automatic Teller Machines
AURORA Automated Userid Request & Online Resource Authorization
AWOL Absences Without Leave

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BAF Baseline Assessment Form
BASC Behavior Assessment System for Children
BASER Bureau of Adult Services Evaluation Research
BCHI Bureau of Criminal History Information
BCM (OMH) Blended Case Management
BED&I Bureau of Environmental Design & Improvement and Real Property Services
BENDEX Beneficiary Earnings and Data Exchange
BERD Behavior Event Requiring Documentation
BEWD Bureau of Education and Workforce Development
BH Boarding Home
BHS Bureau of Housing Services
BIC Bureau of Inspection and Certification
BIP Behavior Modification Plans
BMHC Brooklyn Mental Health Council
BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BOE New York City Department of Education Board of Education
BOR New York State Board of Regents
BOV Board of Visitors
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
BRPS Bureau of Real Property Services
BSC Balanced Scorecard
BSMHB Baltic Street Mental Health Board
BSW Bachelor of Social Work
BUS Building Usage Summary

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C&F Children and Families
C&Y Children and Youth
CAB Consumer Advisory Board
CABI Center for Advance Brain Imaging
CAC Credentialed Alcoholism Counselor
CACMH Center for the Advancement of Childrens Mental Health
CADD Computer-Aided Design & Drafting
CAE Closely Allied Entity
CAFAS Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
CAFR Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
CAH Care At Home
CAIRS Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System
CAMS Capital Asset Management System
CANS Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths
CANS-MH Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths - Mental Health Instrument
CANY The Correctional Association of New York
CAP Client Assistance Program
CAPNET CAPital District NETwork (provides telephone service for state agencies in the capital district.)
CAPTA Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; formerly "CAPA"
CARE Consumer Advocate Review and Evaluation
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CAS Central Accounting System
CASA Computer Application Sharing Agreement
CAT Scan Computerized Axial Tomography Scan
CBCL Child Behavior Checklist
CBFM Community Budget and Financial Management
CBO Consolidated Business Office or
Community-Based Organization
CBR Consolidated Budget Report
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or
Competency Based Training
CBVH Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped
CCF Council on Children & Families
CCM Comprehensive Case Management
CCR Consolidated Claiming Report
CCRB Civilian Complaint Review Board
CCSI Coordinated Children's Services Initiative
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or
Child Development Center
CDCP Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CDL Commercial Drivers License
CDPC Capital District Psychiatric Center
CDR Continuing Disability Reviews
CDT Continuing Day Treatment
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CESQG Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
CET Crisis Evaluation Team or
Community Evaluation Team
CFA Comprehensive Functional Assessment
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFF Consolidated Facilities File
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Consolidated Fiscal Report or
Code of Federal Regulations
CFS New York State Children and Family Services
CGAS Children�s Global Assessment Scale
CHAS Comprehensive Housing Affordable Strategy
CHAT Childhood Autism Test or
Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
CHCS Center for Health Care Strategies
CHHA Certified Home Health Agency
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CHP Child Health Plus
CI Community Inclusion
CIFA New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance at the University at Albany
CIN Client Identification Number
CIO Office of the Chief Information Officer
CISM Center for Information Systems Management
CIT Center for Intensive Treatment
CITER Center for Information Technology and Evaluation Research (formerly CISM)
CITER-ER Center for Information Technology and Evaluation Research - Evaluation Research branch
CITER-IT Center for Information Technology and Evaluation Research - Information Technology branch
CLMHD New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors
CM Case Management or Manager
CMAT Children's Mobile Assessment Team
CMCM Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMHAN Children's Mental Health Action Network
CMHC Community Mental Health Center
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services or
Federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant or
Community Mental Health Services
CMM Community Minor Maintenance
CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System
CMO Career Mobility Office
CMS Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
CNDA Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreement
CNS-CREF The Center for Neuro Skills Clinical Research and Education Foundation Leaving OMH site
Coalition The Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies, Inc.
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act
COC New York State Commission of Correction
COD Co-occurring Disorders
COIL Coalition of Independent Living
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment
COMPASS Consumerism, Outcome, Management Plan, Agency Self-Survey
CON Certificate of Need
COP Conditions of Participation or
Comprehensive Outpatient Providers
COPS Comprehensive Outpatient Program Services
COQ Consumer Opinion Questionnaire
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
COTS ERP Commercial Off-The-Shelf Enterprise Resource Planning Software
Covenant Covenant House of New York
CP Cerebral Palsy
CPA Child Protective Agency or
Certified Public Accountant
CPEOM Center for Performance Evaluation and Outcomes Management
CPEP Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
CPI consumer price index
CPL Criminal Procedure Law
CPOE Computerized Prescriber Order Entry
CPRP Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
CPS Child Protective Services
CPSE Committee for Preschool Special Education
CQAIMH Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health
CQC New York State Commission on Quality of Care of the Mentally Disabled
CQCAPD New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
CQR Claiming Quarterly Report
CR Community Residence
CRBF Cost Report Base File
CR-File Copy of the XR file; [used to produce a cost report; where changes are made]
CRIPA Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act of 1980
CRP Children's Residential Program
CRS Community Rehabilitation and Support
CR-SRO community residence care Single Room Occupancy
CSB Community Services Board
CSCIC New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination
CSE Committee on Special Education
CSEA Civil Service Employees Association Union
CSEAP Clerical and Secretarial Employee Advancement Program
CSP Community Services Plan (formerly CSEP) or
Community Support Program
CSS Community Support Services or System
CSW Certified Social Worker

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D&TC Diagnostic & Treatment Center
DA Developmental Aide or
Dormitory Authority
DAI Disability Advocates, Inc.
DAP Disability Advocacy Program
DARS Division of Administration & Revenue Support
DASNY Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
DBMS Database Management System
DC Developmental Center
DCAS Department of Citywide Administrative Services
DCC Day Care Center
DCJS New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
DCN Document Control Number
DD Developmental Disabilities or
Developmentally Disabled
DDC Department of Design & Construction
DDP Developmental Disabilities Profile
DDPC New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
DDSO Developmental Disabilities Service Office
DEA Data Exchange Agreement or
United States Drug Enforcement Agency
DEP Department of Environmental Protection
DFA New York State Department of Family Assistance (formerly Department of Social Services)
DFAS (Deputy) Director of Facility Administrative Services
DFTA New York City Department for the Aging
DHCR New York State Division of Housing & Community Renewal
DHHS Federal Department of Health and Human Services
DHMH New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
DIG Data Infrastructure Grant
DIRT Data Integrity Review Team Visits
DLSW Direct Local Sheltered Workshop
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DMH New York State Department of Mental Hygiene
DMHA Division of Mental Health and Addiction
DMHIS Department Mental Hygiene Information System
DMHMR New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Alcoholism Services
DMV New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DNS Domain Name Service
DOB New York State Division of Budget
DOC Departmental Operations Center
DOH New York State Department of Health
DOJ United States Department of Justice
DOL New York State Department of Labor
DOS Department of Sanitation
DOT New York State Department of Transportation
DPC Discharge Planning Committee
DPCA New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
DPR Department of Parks & Recreation
DPS Diagnostic Predictive Scales
DQA Director of Quality Assurance or
Division of Quality Assurance
DRC Diagnostic and Research Clinic
DRG Diagnostic Related Group
DS District Superintendent
DSH Disproportionate Share
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, (4th edition)
DSRIP Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment
DSS Department of Social Services
DSW Direct Sheltered Workshop
DT Day Treatment
DVA Division of Veterans Affairs
DVE Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation

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EAP Employee Assistance Program
EBPs Evidence Based Practices
EBT Electronic Benefit Transfer
EBTDC Evidenced-Based Treatment Dissemination Center
ECC Electronic Claim Capture
ECDC Early Childhood Direction Centers
ECEC Early Childhood Education Center
ECIA Education Consolidation Improvement Act
ECRG Emergency Communications Resource Guide
ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy
EDGAR Education Department General Administrative Regulations
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EI Excess Income or
Early Intervention
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EISEP Expanded In-Home Services for Elderly Persons
EMOD Environmental Modification
Empathize Listen
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMSS Emergency Medical Services System
EO Executive Order
EOC Emergency Operations Center
eProjects Project Management System
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening & Diagnostic Treatment Program
ERD Entity Relationship Diagram
ERGO Energy Reporting and Graphing Online
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning Software
ESDC New York State Empire State Developmental Corporation
ETAC Enterprise Technical Architecture Committee
EW Extended Warranties

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FA Family Assistance
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessments
FBT Family-Based Treatment
FBTP Family-Based Treatment Program
FC Family Care
FCH Family Care Home
FDA United States Food and Drug Administration
FDC Family Development Credentialing
FEGS Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc.
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFC Foster Family Care
FFP Federal Financial Participation
FFS Fee For Service
FFY Federal Fiscal Year
FH Fountain House
FHA Fair Housing Act
FICC Facility Information Center Coordinator
FinTrans Financial Transaction System
FIS Financial Information System
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act
FMS Financial Management System
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FOIL Freedom of Information Law
FRE Facility Real Estate
FSS Family Support Services or
Federal Salary Sharing
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FUAF Follow-up Assessment Form
FY Fiscal Year

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GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAAS Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
GAF Global Assessment of Functioning
GASB Government Accounting Standards Board
GED General Equivalency Diploma
G-I-N gross-income-net
GME Graduate Medical Education
GOER New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations

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HASA HIV/AIDS Service Administration
HAVA Help America Vote Act
HAZMAT Hazardous Materials Communications Training
HBCI Home-Based Crisis Intervention
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services (sometimes "W", for -Waiver, is appended)
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration
HCRA Health Care Reform Act
HCRA Health Care Reform Act
HFA New York State Housing Finance Agency
HFC Hospital Forensic Committee
HHC New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
HHS United States Department of Health and Human Services
HHS IG United States Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General
HIM Health Information Management
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIT Health care information technology
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HR Human Resources
HRA New York City Human Resources Administration
HRISnet Human Resources Information System
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HSA Health Systems Agency
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HUD United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
HVAC Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
HW Hazardous Waste

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I & R Interns & Residents
IAC Inter-Agency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.
IAH Impacted Adult Homes
IBR Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
IC Incident Commander
ICC Individualized Care Coordination
ICCD International Center for Clubhouse Development
ICD International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
ICF Intermediate Care Facility
ICF/DD Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded
ICM Intensive Case Manager or Management
ICP Indirect Cost Proposal or
Intermediate Care Program
ICR Individual Case Review
ICS Incident Command System
IDA Industrial Development Agency
IDDT Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEIA Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act (formerly IDEA)
IEP Individualized Education Plan or
Individualized Educational Program
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
ILC Independent Living Center
INT Intensive Supportive
IOC Inspection of Care or
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment
IOCC Inter-Office Coordinating Council
IOM Institute of Medicine
IOT Involuntary Outpatient Treatment
IPOP Individualized Plan of Protective Oversight
IPP Individual Program Plan
IPR Independent Professional Review
IPRT Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment
IR Intensive Rehabilitation
IRA Individual Residential Alternative
IRF Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
IRWE Impairment-Related Work Expense
ISE Individualized Service Environment
ISER Information Security Event Response
ISL Information Security Liaison
ISO Information Services Office
ISP Individual Service Plan
ISPM Individual Services Planning Model
ISS Individual Support Services or
Information Support Services
IT Interdisciplinary Team or
Information Technology
ITAC Information Technology Advisory Committee
ITT Interdisciplinary Treatment Team
ITU Intensive Treatment Unit
IUR Independent Utilization Review
IWRP Individual Written Rehabilitation Plan

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JAIBG Federal Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant
JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JD Juris Doctor
JHS Junior High School
JJ Juvenile Justice


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LA Local Assistance
LAN Local Area Network
LATS Leave and Accural Tracking System
LCAT Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
LCED Level of Care Eligibility Determination
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LD Learning Disability, Learning Disabled
LDANYS Learning Disabilities Association of New York State
LDM Logical Data Model
LDSS Local department of social services district
LEA Local Education Agency
LEAP Labor Education Action Programs
LEC Load, Edit, Calculate ( a dBase command)
LFY Local Fiscal Year
LGU Local Governmental Unit
LHA Local Housing Authority
LHCSA Licensed Home Care Services Agency
LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
LMS Learning Management System
LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker
LOC Level of Care
LOS Line-of-Sight or
level of supervision
LPHA Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
LSC Life Safety Code
LTHHCP Long Term Home Health Care Program
LTSE Long Term Sheltered Employment

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M/C Management/Confidential
MA Medicaid or
Master of Arts
MADI Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute
MAMC Medical Assistance Managed Care
MAR Medication Administration Record
MAYSI-2 Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version
MBI-WPD Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities
MCFFA New York State Medical Care Facilities Finance Agency
M-CHAT Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
MCO Managed Care Organization
MCP Managed Care Provider
MCSE Microsoft Certified System Engineer
MD Medical Doctor
MDRS Medicare Part D Reimbursement System
MDU Multiple Disability Unit
MedSAP Medication Self-Administration Program
MGP Medication Grant Program
MH Mental Health
MHA Mental Health Association
MHANYS Mental Health Association of New York State
MHARS Mental Health Automated Record System
MHL New York Mental Hygiene Law
MHLS Mental Hygiene Legal Service
MHPD Mental Health Provider Data Exchange
MHSC Mental Health Services Council
MHSIP Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program
MHTA Mental Health Therapy Aide
MI/MR Mental Illness/Mental Retardation
MICA Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser
Middle Elementary
MIS Management Information Systems
MISCC Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council
MMIS Medicaid Management Information System
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPH Master of Public Health
MRB Medical Review Board
MRDDAC Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRN Minority Regional Network
MS Middle School
MSSW Master of Science in Social Work
MSW Master of Social Work

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NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAPAS National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc.
NARPA National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
NASDDDS National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
NASMHPD National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
NCCBH National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Leaving OMH site
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NCP National Council on Disability
NDF Net Deficit Funding
NF Nursing Facility
NFP Not-for-Profit organization
NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse
NHIS National Health Interview Survey
NHSC National Health Service Corps
NIA National Institute on Aging
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIDRR National Institute of Disability & Rehabilitation Research
NIE National Institute of Education
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIIMS National Interagency Incident Management System
NIMBY not in my back yard
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
NIMRS New Incident Management Reporting System
NIQRS New Initiatives Quarterly Reporting System
NKI Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
NLM National Library of Medicine
NOD Notice of Determination or
Notice of Discipline
NORC naturally occurring retirement communities
NOS Not Otherwise Specified
NOT Notice of Termination
NP Nurse Practitioner
NPC Neighborhood Preservation Corporation
NPI National Provider Identifier
NPP Notice of Privacy Practices
NPP Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry
NPS Non-Personal Services
NRI National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc.
NSSP National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
NYAPRS New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
NYCDH&MH New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYCDMH New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services
NYCDOH&MH New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYCHHC New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
NYCRO New York City Regional Office
NYCRR New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
NYESS NY Employment Support System
NYFMS New York Financial Management System
NYISER New York Interagency Supported Employment Report
NYLPI New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
NYPI New York State Psychiatric Institute
NYRSA New York State Rehabilitation Association
NYS OHIP New York State Campaign for Mental Health Housing Leaving OMH site
NYSACRA New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies
NYSARC Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. (formerly, New York State "A.R.C.")
NYS-CARES New York State � Creating Alternatives in Residential Environments and Services
NYSCMHH New York State Campaign for Mental Health Housing Leaving OMH site
NYSCRR New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations
NYSNA New York State Nurses Association
NYSPA New York State Psychiatric Association
NYSRA New York State Rehabilitation Association
NYSSAC New York State Society for Autistic Citizens
NYSTEP New York State Electronic Personnel System

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OAA Older Americans Act
OAPwD New York State Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
OAS Outside Agency Space Summary
OASAS New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
OASH Office of Assistant Secretary of Health
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OCDMH Onondaga County Department of Mental Health
OCFS New York State Office of Children and Family Services
OCM Onondaga Case Management
OCR Office of Civil Rights
OEF Operation Enduring Freedom
OEOD Office of Equal Opportunity Development
OFA New York State Office for the Aging
OFT Governor's Office for Technology
OFY Office of Mental Health Fiscal Year
OGS New York State Office of General Services
OHC Outside Hospital Care
OHCDS Organized Health Care Delivery System
OHSM Office of Health Systems Management
OIF Operation Iraqi Freedom
OISE Ongoing Integrated Supported Employment
OLAP On Line Analytical Processing
OMCE Organization of Management Confidential Employees
OMH New York State Office of Mental Health
OMHFT Office of Mental Health Financial Transaction
OMRDD New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPMC New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct
OPPS Out-Patient Prospective Payment System
OPTS Options for People Through Services
OPWDD Office For People With Developmental Disabilities
OQI Other Qualifying Instrument
ORS Ongoing Rehabilitation and Support
ORYX Not an acronym, but refers to the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals Organization (JCAHO) required performance measurement system
OSC New York State Office of the State Comptroller
OSERS Office of Special Education & Rehabilitation Services
OSES New York State Office for Special Education Services
OSHA United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy
OTA New York State Office of Temporary Assistance
OTDA New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
OTPS Other Than Personal Services
OTPT Out-Patient Unit
OTR Registered Occupational Therapist
OVR Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

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(P) Practitioner
P& A Protection and Advocacy system
P/PM Policy & Procedures Manual
PA Physician's Assistant; Provider Agreement; Public Assistance
PAAT Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
PABSS Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
PAC Products of Ambulatory Care; Political Action Committee
Padavan Law Law governing site selection of community residential facilities
PADD Protection and Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled
PAI Patient Assessment Instrument
PAIMI Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (formerly "PAMII")
PAIR Protection and Advocacy for the Individual Rights of persons with disabilities
PAR Prior Approval Review or
Position Analysis Report
PAS Program Assignment Summary or
Preliminary Allocation Summary
PASARR Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review
PASS Plan for Achieving Self Support
PAT Personal Adjustment Training
PATBI Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
PATH Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PAVA Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access
PaySR Payroll Replacement System
PC Patient Council or
Psychiatric Center or
Personal Computer
PCP Primary Care Physcian or
Person-Centered Planning
PCR Payment-to-Cost Ratio
PCS Patient Characteristics Survey
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder (sometimes with "NOS" - not otherwise specified - annexed)
PDDST Pervasive Developmental Disorder Screening Test
PDF Portable Document Format
PDG Program Development Grants
PDP Prescription Drug Plan
PE Probably efficacious
PECS Picture Exchange Communication System
PEDS Parents' Evaluation of Evaluation Status
PEF Public Employees Federation union
PEM psycho-educational model
PFCRA Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act
PHI Protected health information
PHP Permanent Housing Program
PHS Public Health Service
PHSP Prepaid Health Services Plan
PIA Patient Income Account or
Personal Incidental Allowance
PID Project Information Data
PILS Prescription Insurance Lookup Service
PINS Person in Need of Supervision
PISP Preliminary Individualized Service Plan
PJF Project Justification Form
PMCS Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations
PMHP Prepaid Mental Health Plan
PMO Project Management Office
PNA Personal Needs Allowance
PNP Psychiatric Nurse Practioner
POCA Plan of Corrective Action
PONSI Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction
POP Personal Outcomes Project
PORT Patient Outcomes Research Team
PPA Prior Property Approval
PPAC Preferred Physicians and Children
PPS Pupil Personnel Services
PPS Prospective Payment System
PRA Policy Research Associates, Inc.
PRI Patient Review Instrument
PRN When necessary, or as circumstances require; such as in the administration of medications.
PRO Patient Resource Office
PROS Personalized Recovery Oriented Services
PRU Program Reporting Unit
PRWORA Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
PS Public School
PS / PSC Personal Service / Personal Service Coordinator
PSA Protective Services for Adults (also "APS")
PSC Pediatric Symptom Checklist or
Personal Service Coordinator
PSTP Public Service Training Program
PSWP Public Service Workshop Programs
PSYCKES Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System
PT Primary Therapist, or
Physical Therapy or Therapist
PTA Parent-Teacher Association
PTB Promotion Test Battery
PTSD Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
PWS Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting the hypothalamus

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QA Quality Assurance
QCC Quality of Care Commission (same as "CQC")
QI Quality Improvement
QMRP Qualified Mental Retardation Professional
QSR Quarterly Service Report

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(R) Recipient
R/E Recipient Restriction Exception Code
RAS Receiving Entity Authorized Signatory
RBITU Regional Behavioral Intensive Treatment Unit
RBTU Regional Behavioral Treatment Unit
RCA Root Cause Analysis
RCCA Residential Care Center for Adults
RCE Reasonable Compensation Equivalent (use for Physician salary inclusion for Part B)
RCRA Waste Characterization and Disposal
RDA Records Disposition Authorization
RFA Request for Application
RFB Request For Bid
RFI Request for Information
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RFMH Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
RFP Request for Proposal
RFS Request for Services
RIV Reinvestment
RN Registered Nurse
RPC Residential Program Counselor or
Rural Preservation Corporation
RPI Residential Program Indicators
RPP Relapse Prevention Plan
RPQI Rational Pharmacotherapy Quality Improvement Initiative
RRTC Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
RSFO Revenue Support Field Office
RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program
RTC Residential Treatment Center
RTF Residential Treatment Facility or
Request to Fill or
Tuition Reimbursement Project
RUGS Resource Utilization Group System
RV Ratio Value
RVU Relative Value Units- the amount of expense Medicaid is willing to reimburse OMH for supplies/services rendered.
Rx Prescription

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SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAPA New York State Administrative Procedure Act
SARA New York State State Archives and Records Administration
SBIT School-Based Intervention Teams
SC Service Coordinator
SCA Standards Compliance Analyst
SCAA Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
SCIP Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention
SCIP-R Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention-Revised
SCM Supportive Case Manager or Management
SCOC New York State Commission of Correction
SCP Senior Companion Program
SCQ Social Communication Questionnaire, formerly the Autism Screener Questionnaire or ASQ
SCTA Secure Care Treatment Aide or
New York Surrogate's Court Procedure Act
SD Self Determination
SDMC Surrogate Decision-Making Committee
SDQ Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire
SDX State Data Exchange
SED New York State Education Deptment or
Serious Emotional Disturbance or
Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
SEFA State Employees Federated Appeal
SEIT Special Education Itinerant Teacher
SEMO State Emergency Management Office
SEQRA New York State Environmental Quality Review Act
SER Security Reporting
SES Socio-economic status
SETRC Special Education Training & Resource Center
SFL New York State Finance Law
SHNNY Supportive Housing Network of New York Leaving OMH site
SHSC New York State Health Services Corps.
SI Special Investigator or Investigation
SIB Self-Injurious Behavior
SILC Statewide Independent Living Council
Sit-Stat determination of the present status of the situation
SIV Self-Inflicted Violence
SLP Speech/Language Pathology
SMHP School Mental Health Project
SMI Serious Mental Illness
SMP Strategic Management Plan
SNA Safety Net Assistance
SNAP Services Now for Adult Patients Program
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
SNP special needs plan
SNT Supplemental Needs Trust
SOCR State Operated Community Residence
SOD Statement of Deficiency
SODAS method S-Situation, O-Options, D-Disadvantages, A-Advantages, S-Solution
SODH State-Operated Day Habilitation
SOFA New York State Office for the Aging
SOICF State-Operated Intermediate Care Facility
SOIRA State-Operated Individual Residential Alternatives
SOLQ State On-Line Query Audit Process
SORA Sex Offender Registration Act
SORCCA State Operated Residential Care Center
SOTP Sex Offender Treatment Program
SP Speech Pathology
SPARCS New York State Department of Health (DOH) - Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System
SPEAK Suicide Prevention Education and Awareness Kits
SPMI Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
SPOA Single Point of Accountability
SPOE Single Point of Entry
SPT Supportive
SPV Supervised
SQG Small Quantity Generator
SRC State Rehabilitation Council
SRO Single Room Occupancy
SRU Small Residential Unit
SSA Social Security Administration
SSD Social Security Disability
SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance
SSHSP School Supportive Health Services Program
SSI Supplemental Security Income
SSO Desktop Single Sign On
SSQ Support Services Summary
STAIR Service for Treatment and Abatement of Interpersonal Risk
STAR Special Targeted, Abbreviated Review
STEPS Solutions to End Psychiatric Shortages

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TABS Tracking and Billing System or
Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale
TACT Tracking for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Cases and Treatments
TADA New York State Temporary and Disability Assistance
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TASH The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBISCC Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council
TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
TE/SE Transitional Employment/Supported Employment
TEP Transitional Employment Placement or Program
TERPA The Assistive Technology Act of 1998
TF Transitional Funding
TFCR Teaching Family Community Residence
TFH Teaching Family Home
TFIP Task Force on Integrated Projects
THP Transitional Housing Program
TLA Time Limited Admission
TMAP Texas Medication Algorithm Project
TOS Type of Service
TPHI Third Party Health Insurance
TRAID Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
TRO Temporary Restraining Order
TTL Treatment Team Leader
TTY Teletypewriter
TUBS Temporary Use Beds
TWWIIA Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act
Tx Treatment

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UCEDD University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
UCPA United Cerebral Palsy Association
UCR Uniform Case Record
UJC Urban Justice Center, Mental Health Project
UPK Universal Pre-K
UR Utilization Review
URC Uniform Reporting Code or Component
UW Universal Waste

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VA Veterans Administration
VAP Vital Access Provider
V-DISC Voice Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children
VESID Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
VOCR Voluntary Operated Community Residence
VODH Voluntary Operated Day Habilitation
VOIRA Voluntary Operated Individualized Residential Alternative
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
VRWS Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule

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WAN Wireless Area Network
WAT Work Adjustment Training
WE Well-established
WHO World Health Organization
WIC Women, Infants and Children
WMS Welfare Management System
WNYCCP Western New York Care Coordination Program
WORC Working Organization for Retarded Children and Adults
WSM Wellness Self Management
WTI Working Toward Independence

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YAI Young Adult Institute
YAI/NIPD Young Adult Institute National Institute for People with Disabilities

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