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Terms Starting with H

Hazardous Atmosphere
Any atmosphere, either immediately or not immediately dangerous to life or health, which is oxygen deficient or which contains a toxic or disease-producing contaminant.
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Health Care Practitioner
A physician, dentist, nurse, or other person duly authorized by law or rule in the state of Washington to prescribe drugs (RCW 18.64.011). Practitioner = prescriber.
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Health Care Provider
A person who is licensed, certified, registered, or otherwise authorized by the law of this state to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession.
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High Mileage Driver
Operates state vehicles 1,000 or more miles per month at least 6 months out of the year (need not be consecutive), regardless if the mileage is generated by local or long distance driving.
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Homeless
An individual who, at time of intake or any time thereafter, lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and/or an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is: a) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations b) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular living place such as cars, parks, sidewalks, tents, or structures without heat and running water.
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Household Member
A person who resides with the employee in which the nature of their relationship, they have a reciprocal and natural and/or moral duty to and do provide support for one another. This does not apply to people sharing the same general house when the living style is primarily that of a dormitory or commune.
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
The virus that causes the destructive effect on the "T"-Lymphocytes of the body's cellular immune system.
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