In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 15-871

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Health agency: means a local health department or similar governmental agency established pursuant to the laws of another state or country and its officers and employees. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Immunization: means the process of inoculation with a specific antigen to promote antibody formation in the body. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Immunized: means the required initial immunization and boosters or reimmunization prescribed pursuant to section 36-672. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity: means written evidence of serologic confirmation of the presence of specific antibodies against an immunization-preventable disease that is signed by a physician or an authorized representative of a health agency. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Local health department: means a local health department established pursuant to title 36, chapter 1, article 4. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or public or private organization of any kind. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 29 or a person licensed to practice allopathic or osteopathic medicine under the laws of another state or country. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • public school: means any public institution established for the purposes of offering instruction to pupils in programs for preschool children with disabilities, kindergarten programs or any combination of elementary grades or secondary grades one through twelve. See Arizona Laws 15-101
  • Pupil: means a person who is eligible to receive instruction at a school and includes pre-kindergarten age children receiving either services for children with disabilities or day care on a school campus otherwise exempt from day care rules pursuant to section 36-884. See Arizona Laws 15-871
  • School: means a public, private or parochial school that offers instruction at any level or grade through twelfth grade, except for day care facilities regulated pursuant to title 36, chapter 7. See Arizona Laws 15-871

1. "Documentary proof" means written evidence that a pupil has been immunized or has laboratory evidence of immunity that conforms with the standards promulgated pursuant to section 15-872.

2. "Dose" means the number in a series of immunizations that may be prescribed pursuant to section 36-672.

3. "Health agency" means a local health department or similar governmental agency established pursuant to the laws of another state or country and its officers and employees.

4. "Homeless pupil" means a pupil who has a primary residence that is:

(a) A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations.

(b) An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized.

(c) A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for, human beings.

5. "Immunization" means the process of inoculation with a specific antigen to promote antibody formation in the body.

6. "Immunized" means the required initial immunization and boosters or reimmunization prescribed pursuant to section 36-672.

7. "Laboratory evidence of immunity" means written evidence of serologic confirmation of the presence of specific antibodies against an immunization-preventable disease that is signed by a physician or an authorized representative of a health agency.

8. "Local health department" means a local health department established pursuant to title 36, chapter 1, article 4.

9. "Physician" means a person licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, 17 or 29 or a person licensed to practice allopathic or osteopathic medicine under the laws of another state or country.

10. "Pupil" means a person who is eligible to receive instruction at a school and includes pre-kindergarten age children receiving either services for children with disabilities or day care on a school campus otherwise exempt from day care rules pursuant to section 36-884.

11. "Registered nurse practitioner" has the same meaning prescribed in section 32-1601.

12. "School" means a public, private or parochial school that offers instruction at any level or grade through twelfth grade, except for day care facilities regulated pursuant to title 36, chapter 7.1.

13. "School administrator" means the principal or person having general daily control and supervision of the school or that person’s designee.

14. "Suspension" or "suspended" means:

(a) For a pupil attending a public school, the temporary withdrawal of the privilege of attending school pursuant to section 15-843.

(b) For a pupil attending a private or parochial school, the temporary withdrawal of the privilege of attending school pursuant to the policies and procedures of the private or parochial school.