In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-671

  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-671
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-671
  • 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 36-671
  • Immunization: means the process of inoculation with a specific antigen to promote antibody formation in the body. See Arizona Laws 36-671
  • Immunized: means the required initial immunization and boosters or reimmunization prescribed pursuant to section 36-672. See Arizona Laws 36-671
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity: means written evidence of serologic confirmation of the presence of specific antibodies against an immunization-preventable disease which is signed by a physician or an authorized representative of a health agency. See Arizona Laws 36-671
  • Local health department: means local health departments established pursuant to chapter 1, article 4 of this title. See Arizona Laws 36-671
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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 36-671
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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 36-671
  • 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 chapter 7. See Arizona Laws 36-671

1. "Department" means the department of health services.

2. "Director" means the director of the department of health services.

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

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

5. "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.

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

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

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

9. "Local health department" means local health departments established pursuant to chapter 1, article 4 of this title.

10. "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.

11. "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.

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 chapter 7.1 of this title.

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