Topics F

Topics F:

Family Support

A DHS program under s. 46.985, Wis. Stats., and ch. HFS 65 Adm. Codes, that provides support to families with a severely handicapped child living at home by helping pay for the services and goods that a family needs to care for the family member at home.

FAS
Fetal alcohol syndrome; physical and/or mental anomalies in a newborn child resulting from the mother's drinking of alcoholic beverages during pregnancy.
FDA
U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDD
Facility for the developmentally disabled. A type of nursing home primarily for developmentally disabled persons. State centers for developmentally disabled persons are FDDs. Licensed under ch. HFS 134 Adm. Codes.
Federal Poverty Level
Poverty income thresholds by family size; originally developed by the Social Security Administration in 1964; annually updated by the Census Bureau for inflation, with a version simplified for administrative purposes published each February as "poverty income guidelines" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register; in 1998, a family of 4 with an income at or below $16,450 is considered poor under the guidelines; income excludes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and WIC drafts.
FFP
Federal financial participation, i.e., Federal aid.
FFY
Federal fiscal year, October 1 to September 30.
FHS

Federal Health Survey

FL/CIS
Facility Licensing/Certification Information System; for DHS institutions, CCIs, group homes.
FMS
Fiscal Management System.
FNS
Food and Nutrition Service, the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for Food Stamps.
Forensics
The intersection of medicine, especially psychiatry, and the law. Forensic patients of concern to the Department have psychiatric problems and are involved with either the criminal courts or the correctional system. Among these are prisoners who become mentally ill while serving sentence, persons found unable to stand trial because of mental illness or mental defect, and mentally ill or mentally defective persons who have been civilly committed but who are violent or dangerous and need treatment in a secure hospital setting.
Foster Grandparents
Older adults employed by the Department in half-time substitute grandparent capacities at residential institutions for children and youth.
FPOS

Family Planning Only Services

FR
Federal Register. A daily (weekdays) publication containing federal proposed and final regulations and other official federal government announcements.
FS
Food Stamps.
FS

FoodShare

FSET

FoodShare Employment and Training

FSRL
Food Safety and Recreational Licensing section within the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Division of Public Health. It is responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools including water park attractions, campgrounds, and tattoo and body piercing establishments in Wisconsin.
FWRS
Fiscal Work Reporting System
FY
Fiscal year, the twelve-month period used for financial planning purposes; the state's fiscal year is July-June whereas the counties' is January-December and the Federal government's is October-September; FY 06 in state financial planning means the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2006.