Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-2801.01

  • Department: means the department of health services or its successor agency. See Arizona Laws 36-2801
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

(Caution:  1998 Prop. 105 applies)


The public may petition the department to add debilitating medical conditions or treatments to the list of debilitating medical conditions set forth in section 36-2801, paragraph 3.  The department shall consider petitions in the manner required by department rule, including public notice and hearing.  The department shall approve or deny a petition within one-hundred-eighty days of its submission.  The approval or denial of a petition is a final decision of the department subject to judicial review pursuant to title 12, chapter 7, article 6.  Jurisdiction and venue are vested in the superior court.