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Illegal Items
Items which are unlawful for any person to possess within the community as defined by the laws of the state of Washington; controlled substances, or any weapon, firearm, or any instrument which, if used, could produce serious bodily injury to another.
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Immediate Family
Parents, stepparents, parent surrogates, grandparents, legal guardians, spouse, state registered domestic partner, brothers, sisters, half or stepbrothers or sisters, children, stepchildren, and dependents who might not be in a direct lineal relationship.
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Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)
Any atmosphere that poses an immediate hazard to life or produces immediate irreversible debilitating effects on health.
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Indigent
An offender who has less than a ten dollar balance of disposable income in any of his/her trust fund accounts on the day a request is made to utilize funds and during the 30 days previous to the request.
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Indirect Use
The use of a system or device through another person, device, or by proxy. Indirect use or access includes, but not limited to: 1. Processing an information request for a person or entity not authorized to access the information, 2. Letting an unauthorized person view data on a Department information system, 3. Allowing an unauthorized person or entity to direct the actions of a user on a Department information system, 4. Allowing an unauthorized person to access a Department information system for, or in place of, an authorized user, and 5. Connecting an unauthorized device to an authorized device to access a Department information system.
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Information Technology System
Includes Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), or stand alone computer.
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Informed Consent
The documented agreement by a patient to a treatment, examination, or procedure after the patient receives the material facts about the nature, consequences, and risks of the proposed treatment, examination, or procedure and the alternatives to it.
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Injury
A sudden and tangible happening of a traumatic nature, producing an immediate prompt result, and occurring from without, and such physical conditions as result therefrom, per RCW 51.08.100.
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Institutional Employer
Correctional and pretrial detention facilities; state facilities for persons who are mentally ill, disabled or retarded, or chronically ill or handicapped; residential care or treatment facilities for juveniles; and facilities that provide skilled nursing, intermediate or long-term care, or custodial or residential care.
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Intellectual Disability
A disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. One criterion to measure intellectual functioning is an IQ test. An IQ test score of 75 or lower indicates a notable limitation in intellectual functioning. A qualifying IQ score for Washington???s Department of Developmental Disabilities services is 69 or less.
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