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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