Sections
Article 1 General Provisions 12-561 – 12-573
Article 2 Periodic Payments 12-581 – 12-594

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 5.1 - Actions Relating to Health Care

  • Beef: includes veal. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Board: means the police pension board. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Bodily injury: means bodily harm, sickness, disease or emotional or mental distress, including death resulting from any of these conditions at any time, sustained by a person. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Claimant: means a person suffering bodily injury, a person claiming on behalf of or as a result of bodily injury to another person, the representative of the estate of a deceased person or a beneficiary of a wrongful death action. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Costs of health care: means medical, custodial, rehabilitative and related expenses. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Council: means the Arizona beef council. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the police department. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Economic loss: means pecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the police pension fund. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Future damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury that accrues after trial of a claim under this article. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Licensed health care provider: means both:

    (a) A person, corporation or institution licensed or certified by the state to provide health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services and includes the officers, employees and agents thereof working under the supervision of such person, corporation or institution in providing such health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services. See Arizona Laws 12-561

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Noneconomic loss: means nonpecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable but does not include punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Past damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury that have accrued before a claim is tried under this article, including punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, cooperative association and any other business unit or organization. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualified insurer: means an insurer, self-insurer, plan or arrangement approved by the director of the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.