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LAB

Legislative Audit Bureau.

LAW

Legal Action of Wisconsin; a statewide public interest law firm concerned with advocating on behalf of public assistance clients.

LCC

Legislative Council (Rules) Clearinghouse; reviews agency-proposed administrative rules for legal authority and conformance to drafting standards prior to agency hearings on the rules.

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

LGBT

LGBT is collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

LHD

Local Health Department

Life Safety Code

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101 for the safety of life in buildings. Adopted by reference by the Federal government as one condition for provider participation under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Adopted by reference by the Department in rules for nursing homes, FDDs and hospitals.

Living Will

Also referred to by the public as the "Living Will," a form which enables a person to declare his or her wishes in advance concerning the use of life-sustaining procedures in the event of a terminal illness or injury when the person has become incompetent. Forms distributed by the Department's Division of Public Health.

LPHA

Local public health agency.

LPN

licensed practical nurse

LS

licensing specialist (DQA)

LTC

Long Term Care.

LTC/FLCIS

Long Term Care/Facility Licensing Certification Information System.

LTCIS

Long Term Care Information System.

LTS

Long Term Support.