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21 CFR Part 58 U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Regulations for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies.
Abandoned Infant

according to the DFPS, an abandoned infant meets the criteria for a Baby Moses case if the infant:

  • is 60 days old or younger;
  • has not been harmed (does not appear to have been abused or neglected);
  • has been voluntarily delivered to a Designated Emergency Infant Care (DEIC) provider such as UTMB, at a specific location indicated by a sign that reads “Safe Baby Site” and
  • is delivered to a DEIC by a parent who does not express intent to return for the infant.
Abduction to illegally or secretly carry off an infant or child
Above Ceiling Work (ACW) includes the inspection, repair and installation of pipes, conduits, ducts, cables, wires, pneumatic tubes, and similar building services which take place above existing ceiling levels. It does not include construction activities which occur before the permanent ceiling is installed in areas that are being renovated or in buildings under construction. In the latter cases the above ceiling final inspection addresses the issues covered by this Policy.

time off from work that may be recorded as Scheduled or Unscheduled.

  • Scheduled - supervisor notified of absence 16 hours prior to time scheduled to return to work.
  • Unscheduled notification of an absence anytime less than 16 hours prior to time scheduled to return to work. Excessive unscheduled absences may result in disciplinary action including termination

Scheduled leave or non-illness related situations or elective medical procedures must be submitted for approval in advance and may be disapproved based on staffing needs, operational needs, or frequency of absences. Failure to report to work on a day for which approval of leave has been denied may result in disciplinary action

Abuse mental, emotional, physical, or sexual injury to a child, person 65 years or older, or adult with disabilities, or failure to prevent such injury.
Academic Administrators – For purposes of this policy, academic administrators are defined as: Chief Academic Officer, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors of Centers, Directors of Institutes, and Directors of all other academic units. Any additional title must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer and the Vice President for Human Resources and Employee Services.

The formal process used to accept and record an item as a collection object.

Act of violence any behavior, intentional or reckless which results in bodily harm to another person and/or damage to property or threatens the safety of another individual in the workplace
Active Shooter

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated areas; in most cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims.

Actual Adverse Drug Event An event in the medication use process that reached the patient and caused injury or potential injury (e.g., a medication error, or an adverse drug reaction).
Actual Effort The Effort that an employee estimates to have devoted to a particular Sponsored Project or other professional activity, even if no salary is paid by the project or activity, including Effort pledged to a sponsor as mandatory or voluntary committed Cost Sharing, expressed as a percentage of total Effort during the confirmation period.
Acute Treatment is inpatient medical care, outpatient medical care and other related services for surgery, acute medical conditions, or injuries, usually for a short-term illness or condition. Short-term rehabilitative services lasting no more than sixty (60) days associated with a research related injury may be covered under this definition on a case by case basis, as determined by Risk Management. This care would not encompass long-term rehabilitative services, long term nursing home care or Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospitalization care.
ACW Certified Staff personnel that has attended the necessary certification class(es) and has been assigned or contracted to perform work above the ceiling in a UTMB healthcare facility.
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Administrative and Professional (A&P) Employee

Exempt-level position that is either:

  • Executive/managerial administrative positions engaged in strategic, tactical or operational management that have primary responsibility for the management or a department, or
  • Specialized professional positions requiring advanced degrees such as attorney, veterinarian, engineer or librarian
Administrative and Professional Employee

Exempt-level position that may be:

  • Executive/managerial administrative positions engaged in strategic, tactical, or operational management that have primary responsibility for the management of a department; and/or
  • Specialized professional positions requiring advanced degrees such as attorney, veterinarian, engineer, or librarian
Administrative Data Data used for administrative, regulatory, operational and financial purposes (e.g. charge tickets, requisitions, death certificates, authorization forms for disclosure of information, event history and audit trails, patient identifiable claims, patient identifiable data for quality assurance and management purposes, protocols, clinical pathways, practice guidelines and other knowledge sources that do not imbed patient data).
Administrative Disposition

A document signed by the student and the Investigating Official which includes a statement of the disciplinary charges, findings, sanctions, waiver of the hearing process (and possibly a waiver of appeals), and institutional policies and rules regarding student discipline.

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