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201 Voluntary Commitment
302 Emergency Involuntary Commitment
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA Area Agency on Aging  
ACOA Adult Children of Alcoholics  
ACT Advocates for Consumers in Transition formerly PEBHSP  
ACT 13 OF 1997 Amendment to Act 28 - Requires reports of suspected abuse on adults by facility administrators
ACT 24   Pennsylvania Guardianship Act  
ACT 28 OF 1995 "Neglect of Care Dependent Persons Act"  
ACT 77   The right to release otherwise confidential information to the police.  
ACT 143 Mental Health Procedures Act  
ACT 148   Children and Youth Funding Streams 
ACT 151  Child Protective Service Law 
ACT 152 Funding for Medical Assistance recipients for inpatient treatment Drug & Alcohol case management  
ACT 169 OF 1996   Criminal Background History
ADA   Americans with Disabilities Act 
ADAMH ALCOHOL Drug Abuse Mental Health Block Grant: Formerly Federal CMHC block grant
ADD   Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  
ADMIN OFS   Administrator's Office: Refers to the activities and services provided by the Administrator's office of the County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Program. The activities include: administrative, programmatic, and fiscal responsibility for the County Program.  
ADT   Adult Developmental Training. Programs designed to facilitate the acquisition of prevocational activities of daily living and independent living skills. (formerly termed Adult Day Care or Therapeutic Activity Center)
AFDC   Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 
ALANON  12 Step support group for families of addicts 
AOPC   Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts 
AM   Administrative Management. Formerly Service management for MH consumers (least intense level)  
AMI Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Family Support Group)  
APD   Advanced Planning Document  
APS   Approved Private School  
APSI   Adolescent Problem Severity Index  
ARD   Accelerated Rehabilitative Decision  
ASAM   American Society of Addiction Medicine  
ASCII  American Standard Code for Information Exchange