Topics R

Topics R:

RA

An organizational unit with a person in charge who is responsible for operation of the unit, to include supervision, fiscal management and program administration; has an operating budget.

RAI

Resident Assessment Instrument

Range

Salary level within a schedule; each schedule is divided into a number of salary levels/pay ranges.

RCAC

Residential Care Apartment Complex (assisted living)

RCI

regulation compliance investigator (DQA)

RCRS

Resident Care Review Section (DQA)

Reclassification

Personnel action which changes a position's job class, usually upward, in recognition of changed duties and/or responsibilities.

Registry of Aides

The Department's record of qualified nurse assistants who work in hospitals or nursing homes, home health aides and hospice aides. These have successfully completed training and testing or are otherwise eligible to be included in the registry. Also a source of information for prospective employers about any finding that an aide when employed elsewhere abused or neglected a patient or resident or misappropriated a patient's or resident's property. Registry is operated by Department under ch. HSS 129 rules (qualifications part) and ch. HFS 13 rules (misconduct part).

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Federal vocational rehabilitation and independent living services legislation, 29 USC 701-796, which governs state administration of employment and independent living services for people with disabilities.

Residential Care Apartment Complex

New name for Assisted Living Facility. See also Assisted Living Facility.

Respite Care

Temporary, intermittent relief for the family member or other person taking care of an elderly or disabled adult or a child at risk.

Responsibility Area

An organizational unit with a person in charge who is responsible for operation of the unit, to include supervision, fiscal management and program administration; has an operating budget.

RFOD

regional field operations director (DQA)

RFOS

regional field operations supervisor (DQA)

RFP

Request for proposal; a document that solicits proposals from outside parties in a competitive bidding process.

RHC

rural health clinic

RN

registered nurse

RO

regional office (State-Madison) (Federal - Region V - Chicago)

RSVP

Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

RTE

Real-time eligibility

RTP

Return to Provider