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Terms Starting with A

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
An infectious disease caused by the HIV virus which attacks the immune system and reduces the infected person's capacity to fight off other infectious or opportunistic diseases.
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Allotment
The part of an appropriation which may be expended or against which obligations may be incurred during a specific period.
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Ancillary Costs
Costs, in addition to purchase or construction costs, related to placing a fixed asset into its intended state of operation which include transportation charges, installation costs, and any other required normal and necessary expenditures/expenses.
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Antipsychotic Medication
Medication whose primary function is the treatment of psychosis, often subdivided into first generation (typical) and second generation (atypical).
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Assault
An unauthorized touching, including spitting and/or throwing a substance/object, striking, cutting, or shooting by an offender resulting in physical injury to an employee, per WAC 137-78-010(1).
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Assume Supervision
The point where a case is gained to a CCO/Field Unit. Used when the case is gained directly without prior investigation.
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