Division of Behavioral Health Services
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BHS Definitions List (revised 03/01/13)
The designation given to a non-U.S. citizen who is living in the United States with permission as granted by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), or at the approval of the Attorney General of the United States.
Letter of Authorization (LOA)
A correspondence from the T/RBHA to ASH approving continued stay in ASH.
Level I Inpatient Treatment Program
A program licensed per 9 A.A.C. 20 and includes a psychiatric acute hospital (including a psychiatric unit in a general hospital), a residential treatment center for persons under the age of 21, or a sub-acute facility.
Level II Facility
A facility licensed per 9 A.A.C. 20.
Level III Residential Setting
These facilities provide continuous 24-hour supervision and intermittent treatment in a group residential setting to persons who are determined to be capable of independent functioning but still need some protective oversight to insure they receive needed services.
A service authorization that falls short of the original request, with respect to either the duration, frequency, or type of service requested.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Persons who have difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language due to many reasons such as:
- Were not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English; or
- Come from environments where a language other than English is dominant; or
- Come from environments where a language other than English has had a significant impact on their level of English language proficiency.
The capacity of an organization and its personnel to effectively communicate in a manner that is easily understood by diverse audiences including persons of Limited English Proficiency, those who are illiterate or have low literacy skills, and individuals with disabilities. This may include, but is not limited to, bilingual/bicultural staff and other organizational capacity such as telecommunication systems, sign or foreign language interpretation services, alternative formats, and translation of legally binding documents (e.g. consent forms, confidentiality and recipient rights statements, release of information, member handbooks and health education materials).