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Obscene
Material which must, when taken as a whole, appeal to prurient interests, and contain patently offensive depiction or descriptions of sexual conduct and, on a whole, have no serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Offensiveness must be assessed under standards of the community. Both "offensiveness" and "an appeal to something other than normal healthy sexual desires" are essential elements of obscenity.
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Occupational Exposure
When any individual is exposed to blood, body fluids, and/or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) at the worksite and/or during workplace practices that does not constitute a substantial exposure (i.e., blood splatter on clothing, OPIM contaminatin of personal protective equipment, stepping in blody fluid, etc.).
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Offender Health Plan (OHP)
A written description of health services provided by the Department including definition, exclusions, and service limitations.
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Offender's Expense
The offender must have the funds in his/her facility account and must pay for the goods or services prior to receiving them. Except as authorized by law or policy, the credit of the state shall not be given or loaned to an offender.
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Offender's Expense
The offender must have the funds in his/her facility account and must pay for the goods or services prior to receiving them. Except as authorized by law or policy, the credit of the state shall not be given or loaned to an offender.
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Official State Business
Those activities performed by an official or employee of the state, authorized volunteer, student, or employee of another governmental jurisdiction as directed by his/her supervisor in order to accomplish state programs or as required by the duties of his/her position or office.
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Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
Any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood; all body fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids (e.g., urine and/or fecal material); and any tissue, organ, or body part, alive or dead.
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