The operation or maintenance of an unlicensed clinical laboratory in violation of this article is declared a nuisance inimical to the public health, welfare and safety. The director, in the name of the people of the state, through the attorney general, may, in addition to other remedies provided in this article, bring an action for an injunction to restrain such violation or to enjoin the future operation or maintenance of any such clinical laboratory until compliance with the provisions of this article has been obtained.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-478

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • laboratory: means any facility, agency, institution, medical office, health care institution, building, or place which provides through its ownership or operation facilities for the microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, cytologic, histologic, radiobioassay, cytogenetic, histocompatibility, pathological, toxicological or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a disease or an impairment or the assessment of human health conditions or to determine the presence, absence or concentration of various substances in the body. See Arizona Laws 36-451