The following is a table of acronyms and their descriptions used in this website.

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Acronym Description
AAHC American Association of HealthCare Consultants
AB Assembly Bill
ABC Alternate Birthing Center
AC Approved with Comments
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACI American Concrete Institute
ACIA American Construction Inspectors Association
ACO Area Compliance Officer
ACT Activity Codes
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADMN Administrative Closure
ADP Alcohol and Drug Programs
AEG Association of Engineering Geologists
AEIC Architects, Engineers, Inspectors, and Contractors
AGCA Associated General Contractors of America
AHA American Hospital Association
AHCA American Health Care Association
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHU Air Handling Unit
AIA American Institute of Architects
AIACC American Institute of Architects, California Council
AIC American Institute of Constructors
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
AID Association of Interior Designers
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction Inc.
ALIC Advisory Loan Insurance Committee (Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Program)
ALIRTS Automated Licensing Information and Report Tracking System
AMA American Medical Association
AME Affiliated Medical Enterprises
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AP Acute Psychiatric
ARSS Accounting and Reporting Systems Section (OSHPD)
ASC Ambulatory Surgery Centers
ASHE American Society for Hospital Engineering
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers
ATC Applied Technology Council
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BBS Bulletin Board System
BOCA Building Officials & Code Administrators International
BSC Building Standards Commission
BSSC Building Seismic Safety Council
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CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Surgery)
CABO Council of American Building Officials
CAHF California Association of Health Facilities
CAHSA California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
CALBO California Association of Local Building Officials
CalOHI California Office of HIPAA Implementation
CALOSHA California Occupational Safety & Health Administration
CalREACH California's Responsive Electronic Application for California’s Healthcare
CALTRANS California Department of Transportation
CAN Code Application Notice
CANC Canceled
CAP Community-Acquired Pneumonia
CAPS California Association of Professional Scientists
CASE California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment
CBC California Building Code; the State's adoption of the National Electrical Code with State Amendments (Title 24, Part 2)
CBO California Building Officials
CBSC California Building Standards Commission
CCMRP California CABG Mortality Reporting Program
CCORP California CABG Outcomes Reporting Program
CCR California Code of Regulations
CCU Coronary Care Unit
CDA California Department of Aging
CDC Centers for Disease Control (and Prevention - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
CDMG California Division of Mines and Geology
CDPAC Child Development Policy Advisory Committee
CDRH Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital
CEC California Electrical Code; the State's adoption of the National Electrical Code with State Amendments (Title 24, Part 3).
CFC California Fire Code; the State's adoption of the Uniform Fire Code with State Amendments
CHA California Hospital Association (formerly CAHHS)
CHHS California Health and Human Services (Agency)
CIT California Institute of Technology
CLHF Congregate Living Health Facility
CLSD Closed
CLWC Closed w/o Compliance
CMA California Medical Association
CMAA Construction Management Association of America
CMAC California Medical Assistance Commission
CMC California Mechanical Code; the State's adoption of the Uniform Mechanical Code with State Amendments (Title 24, Part 4).
CPC California Plumbing Code; the State's adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code with State Amendments (Title 24, Part 5).
CPHS Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
CPR Comment and Process Review
CPT-4 Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition
CPUC California Public Utilities Commission
CS Confirmed Stamping
CSAC California State Association of Counties
CSD Community Services and Development (State of California, Department of)
CSEA California State Employees Association
CSFM California State Fire Marshal
CSHE California Society for Healthcare Engineering
CSI Construction Specifications Institute
CSU California State University
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DADP Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs
DCSS Department of Child Support Services (State of California)
DDS Department of Developmental Services (State of California)
DEO Department of Economic Opportunity
DGS Department of General Services (State of California)
DHCS Department of Health Care Services (State of California)
DMH Department of Mental Health (State of California)
DOE Department of Education (State of California)
DOR Department of Rehabilitation (State of California)
DPH Department of Public Health (State of California)
DRG Diagnosis Related Group
DSA Division of the State Architect (formerly OSA) (State of California)
DSE OSHPD District Structural Engineer
DSS Department of Social Services (State of California)
DT Defect
DVBE Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise
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EDD Employment Development Department (State of California)
ED Emergency Department
EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
EGIS Enterprise Geographic Information System
EMSA Emergency Medical Services Authority
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ER/ASC Emergency Room/Ambulatory Surgery Centers
ETO Ethylene Oxide
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FA FAX Approval (No defects)
FAIA Fellow in American Institute of Architects
FCC Flat Conductor Cable
FD FAX Defect (Defects)
FDD Facilities Development Division (OSHPD)
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHA Federal Housing Administration
FLSO Fire and Life Safety Officer
FMC Flexible Metal Conduit
FPL Federal Poverty Level
FSABSC Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board of Southern California
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GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAC General Acute Care
GFCI Ground Fault Circuit Interuptor
GFI Ground Fault Interuption
GIS Geographic Information System
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HBSB Hospital Building Safety Board (OSHPD)
HCF Health Care Facilities
HCTP Health Careers Training Program
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HD Hold
HDPIC Health Data and Public Information Committee
HFCLIF Health Facility Construction Loan Insurance Fund (Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Division, OSHPD)
HFMA Healthcare Financial Management Association
HHA Home Health Agency
HIPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIRC Healthcare Information Resource Center (OSHPD)
HMPP Health Manpower Pilot Projects Program
HOC Healthcare Outcomes Center (OSHPD)
HPCOP Health Professions Career Opportunity Program (OSHPD)
HPEF Health Professions Education Foundation (OSHPD)
HPP Health Policy and Planning Division (OSHPD)
HRSP Human Rights and Services Program (OSHPD)
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
HWDD Healthcare Workforce Development Division (OSHPD)
HWDC Health and Welfare Data Center (State of California)
HWPC Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission (OSHPD)
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IAPMO International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
ICC Internation Code Council
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification
ICF Intermediate Care Facility
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IES Illiminating Engineers Society
INAC Inactive
IOR Inspector of Record
IR Interpretation of Regulation
ISD Information Services Division
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L & C Licensing and Certification
LDR Labor/Delivery/Recovery
LDRP Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum
LFIS License File Information Systems
LTC Long-term Care Facility
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MIRCAL Medical Information Reporting for California
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRMIB Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (OSHPD)
MSSA Medical Service Study Area
MUA Medically Underserved Area
MUP Medically Underserved Populations
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NAPHCC National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
NBC National Building Code
NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
ND No Defect
NEC National Electrical Code
NEHRP National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
NFC National Fire Code
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIBS National Institute of Building Sciences
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NL No Letter
NUSIG National Uniform Seismic Installation Guildelines
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OES Office of Emergency Services (State of California)
OPEN Open & Active
OSA Office of the State Architect (now DSA) (State of California)
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OSHPD Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (State of California)
OSMB Office of Small Business and Resources (State of California)
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PAD Post Approval Document
PCI Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
PDD Patient Discharge Data
PDS Patient Data Section
PECG Professional Engineers in California Government
PERS Public Employees' Retirement System
PHF Psychiatric Health Facility
PIN Policy Intent Notice
PS & FA Project Summary & Feasibility Analysis
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
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RFQ Request for Qualifications
RHSU/RHPC Rural Health Services Unit (formerly Rural Health Policy Council)
RoR Results of Reviews
RT Return
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SB Senate Bill
SARA Society of American Registered Architects
SBCCI Southern Building Code Congress International Inc.
SEAOC Structural Engineers Association of California
SEAONC Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
SFM State Fire Marshal
SIERA System for Integrated Electronic Reporting and Auditing
SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
SOQ Statements of Qualifications
SSC Seismic Safety Commission
SyFPHR System for Fair Price Hospital Reporting
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T & I Testing & Inspection.
TAB Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
TF Triage Form
TR Triage
TRNS Transferred
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UAPD Union of American Physicians and Dentists
UBC Uniform Building Code
UC University of California
UCDMC University of California, Davis Medical Center
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
UCSD University of California, San Diego
UFC Uniform Fire Code
UL Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
UMC Uniform Mechanical Code
UPC Uniform Plumbing Code
USGS United States Geologic Survey
USPS US Public Health Service
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VA Veteran's Administration

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