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Acronym Glossary

Acronyms are often used by public and private agencies as timesaving, shorthand ways to communicate lengthy titles or basic concepts. This glossary provides a quick reference to the terms, acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by this Department.

Topics R

  • 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.

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    Federal law for rehabilitation and independent living services under 29 USC 701-796 that governs how states administer 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

    Short term breaks for families or other members taking care of a disabled or elderly adult or children at risk.

  • 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.

Last revised March 18, 2022