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Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-881

  • Child: means any person through the age of fourteen years. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Child care: means the care, supervision and guidance of a child or children, unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or custodian, on a regular basis, for periods of less than twenty-four hours per day, in a place other than the child's or the children's own home or homes. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Child care facility: means any facility in which child care is regularly provided for compensation for five or more children not related to the proprietor. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, day nursery, nursery school, day camp, kindergarten, child care agency, school governing board, charter school or child care center that operates a child care facility. See Arizona Laws 36-881

1. "Child" means any person through the age of fourteen years.  Child also means a person who is under eighteen years of age if the child has a developmental disability as defined in section 36-551 or has at least one of the disabilities listed in section 15-761, paragraph 2 and requires special education as defined in section 15-761.

2. "Child care" means the care, supervision and guidance of a child or children, unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or custodian, on a regular basis, for periods of less than twenty-four hours per day, in a place other than the child’s or the children’s own home or homes.

3. "Child care facility" means any facility in which child care is regularly provided for compensation for five or more children not related to the proprietor.

4. "Controlling person" means a person who:

(a) Through ownership, has the power to vote at least ten per cent of the outstanding voting securities.

(b) If the applicant or licensee is a partnership, is the general partner or a limited partner who holds at least ten per cent of the voting rights of the partnership. 

(c) If the applicant or licensee is a corporation, an association or a limited liability company, is the president, the chief executive officer, the incorporator, an agent or any person who owns or controls at least ten per cent of the voting securities.

(d) Holds a beneficial interest in ten per cent or more of the liabilities of the applicant or the licensee.

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

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

7. "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, day nursery, nursery school, day camp, kindergarten, child care agency, school governing board, charter school or child care center that operates a child care facility.

8. "Substantial compliance" means that the nature or number of violations revealed by any type of inspection or investigation of an applicant for licensure or a licensed child care facility does not pose a direct risk to the life, health or safety of children.