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Definition: A coded representation of the outcome of an evaluation based on any physical, mental, or adaptive disorder which may permanently or periodically impair an inmate's ability to function normally within the State Correctional system environment or may require special programming to ensure optimum functioning.
Standard of Verification: Medical reports
Mental Health Reports
Court papers
Pre-Sentence Report
Report of staff observation or behavior
Psychological or educational testing results or reports.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 2
Field Format: 2AN
Originating Teams: Corrections
User Teams: Corrections
Tables / Codes: 21 - Deaf
22 - Hearing Impaired: Meaning a person whose hearing disability precludes successful processing of linguistic information through audition, with or without a hearing aid.
23 - Blind
24 - Visually Impaired: Meaning a visual impairment which, even with correction, adversely affects an inmate's educational performance - both partially seeing and blind persons. Blindness is generally defined as visual acuity for distance vision of 20/200 or less in the better eye, with acuity of more than 20/200 if the widest diameter of field of vision subtends an angle no greater than 20/70 in the better eye with correction.
25 - Speech Impaired: Meaning a communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment, which adversely affects a person's educational performance.
26 - Mentally Retarded: Meaning significant sub-average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with defects in adaptive behavior and manifested in the developmental period, which adversely affects a person's educational performance. Those who score below 60 on the BETA I.Q. test will be considered for specialized classification depending on level of functioning. They are carefully evaluated by the Psychologist for inclusion in the Extended Classification.
28 - OMH Level 1*
29 - OMH Level 2*
30 - OMH Level 3*
31 - OMH Level 4*
32 - OMH Level 5*
33 - OMH Level 6*
35 - Victim-Prone: Meaning a significant inability to cope with real or perceived threats within the environment. This category frequently manifests itself in suicidal behavior and self-injury attempts.
36 - Predatory: Meaning a pattern of behavior marked by extreme assaultiveness or manipulativeness. Additionally, individuals who have committed sex offenses and/or who have committed extreme acts of violence, cruelty, torture, or sadistic crimes may fall into this category.
37 - Other Health Problems
39 - Unspecified Other
40 - Intellectually Limited
Comments: There may be multiple occurrences of this element.
Extended classification reasons may or may not be based on clinical determination.
*Codes 28-33 (OMH Levels 1-6) refer to type of mental health service required to ensure an inmate's optimum functioning in the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) system as established by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).