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Glossary Terms for Policy 630.550

Mental Health Professional
Psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse/nurse practitioner, corrections mental health unit supervisor, corrections mental health program manager, and other persons with a masters degree or further advanced degree in counseling or social sciences with at least 2 years experience in direct treatment of the mentally ill or emotionally disturbed persons under supervision of a mental health professional.
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Offender based tracking system for health services. The PULHESDXT section is a series of medical ratings of an offender which indicates on a scale of 1-5 their medical and mental health condition or treatment needs; and to evaluate the function of various organs, systems, and integral parts of the body: P - Physical Capability, U - Upper Extremities, L - Lower Extremities, H - Hearing, E - Vision, S - Mental Functioning, D - Dental, X - Functional Capacity, T - Transportation Demand.
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An adverse action taken against a person because of that person's engagement in a legally protected activity.
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Seriously Mentally Ill
A mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder resulting in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Serious mental illness requires a mental health diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, as appropriate, by a mental health employee/contract staff.
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Vulnerable Adult
A person 60 years of age or older who has the functional, mental, or physical inability to care for him/herself, or 18 years of age or older who have certain developmental disabilities as defined under RCW 71A.10.020; have a guardian as per RCW 11.88; live in a nursing home, boarding home (assisted living facility), adult family home or soldier???s home; receive in home services through a licensed health care agency, hospice or individual provider; and self-direct their own care as outlines in RCW 74.39.050.
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