A. A medical malpractice action shall not be brought against a licensed health care provider except upon the grounds set forth in section 12-561.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 12-562

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Licensed health care provider: means both:

    (a) A person, corporation or institution licensed or certified by the state to provide health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services and includes the officers, employees and agents thereof working under the supervision of such person, corporation or institution in providing such health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services. See Arizona Laws 12-561

  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. A medical malpractice action brought against a licensed health care provider shall not be based upon assault and battery.

C. A medical malpractice action based upon breach of contract for professional services shall not be brought unless such contract is in writing.

D. A medical malpractice action brought against a physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, a podiatrist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 7, a registered nurse practitioner licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 15 or a physician assistant licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 25 regarding services provided within that person‘s scope of practice shall not be based on the neglect, abuse or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, except as provided in section 46-455.