COMMONLY USED ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

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Acronym or Abbreviation Complete Word or Phrase
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
CAO Chief Administrative Officers Committee
CBRNE Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, or Explosive Event
CCAs Complex Coordinated Events
CCTV Closed-Circuit Television
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMT Consequence Management Team
Court District of Columbia Court
Court of Appeals District of Columbia Court of Appeals
CSC Crisis Standards of Care
D.C. District of Columbia
D.C. Council The Council of the District of Columbia 
D.C. FOIA District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act
D.C. MRC District of Columbia Medical Reserve Corps
DHS Secretary Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security
District District of Columbia
DC Health District of Columbia Department of Health
DC Health Director Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health
DC Health-HMC District of Columbia ESF #8 Department of Health, Health and Medical Coalition
DOL Department of Labor
Draft MFM Plan Draft Districtwide All-Hazards Mass Fatality Management Plan
DRP District Response Plan
DVI Disaster Victim Identification
EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact
EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
EOC District of Columbia's Emergency Operations Center
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPC Mayor’s Emergency Preparedness Council
ESF Emergency Support Functions
EUA Emergency Use Authorization
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMS District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
HEPRA District of Columbia Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Adminstration
HHS Secretary Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HITECH Act Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRLA Health Regulation and Licensing Agency
HSEMA District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
IOM Institute of Medicine
Mayor Mayor of the District of Columbia
MCI Mass Casualty Incident
MCM Medical Countermeasures
MFI Mass Fatality Incident
MFM Mass Fatality Management
MPD Metropolitan Police Department
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
MRSA Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome
MWCOG Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
NCR National Capital Region
NCREPC National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council
NSSE National Special Security Event
OAG Office of the Attorney General
OCME Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
PE Personal Effects
PETS Act Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act
PHI Protected Health Information
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PREP The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005
Privacy Rule Federal Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
RECP Regional Emergency Coordination Plan
RESF Regional Emergency Support Function
SARS Severe Acute Resoiratory Syndrome
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
Superior Court Superior Court of the District of Columbia
TB Tuberculosis
The Manual District of Columbia Public Health Emergency Law Manual
U.S. DOT United States Department of Transportation 
UEVHPA Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
USDA United States Department of Agriculture


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