§ 13-3991 Definitions
§ 13-3992 Commitment hearing in superior court; jurisdiction; census data collection; deferral
§ 13-3993 Examination of defendant by qualified experts; privilege inapplicability; sealed reports
§ 13-3994 Persons under the jurisdiction of the superior court; hearing; mental health report; risk assessment; conditional release; hearings and decisions
§ 13-3995 Hearing on motion of the secure mental health facility; expedited hearing; return to hospitalization
§ 13-3996 Hearing on request of the treatment supervisor; requirements; release terms
§ 13-3997 Hearing on motion of a person under the jurisdiction of the court
§ 13-3998 Return of person under jurisdiction to secure mental health facility; hearing; procedures
§ 13-3999 Hearing on expiration of jurisdiction
§ 13-4000 Independent qualified expert; evaluation
§ 13-4001 Transferring jurisdiction of a person from the psychiatric security review board to superior court; procedures

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 13 > Chapter 38 > Article 14 - Psychiatric Security Review Board

  • Act: means a bodily movement. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Conditional release: means release from a secure mental health facility under the specified written conditions. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Dangerous: means a danger of inflicting serious physical harm on oneself or others, including attempted suicide or the serious threat of suicide, if the threat is such that, when considered in the light of the threat's context and any previous acts, the threat is substantially supportive of an expectation that it will be carried out. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mental disease or defect: means a condition that was the basis for a person being found guilty except insane pursuant to section 13-502 or that was subsequently diagnosed while the person was committed to the secure mental health facility and for which the person needs ongoing mental health treatment. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Mental health report: means a report that is written by a treatment supervisor or other qualified expert, that documents the condition of a person's mental health and that, at a minimum, includes all of the following:

    (a) The person's mental condition, symptoms and diagnosis on admission to a secure mental health facility. See Arizona Laws 13-3991

  • Parties: includes the person under the court's jurisdiction, the secure mental health facility, the outpatient treatment supervisor and the county attorney or the attorney general who is representing the state. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Pass supervisor: means a person or agency representative who is approved by the court to accompany a person on approved conditional release for pass privileges. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Peace officer: means any person vested by law with a duty to maintain public order and make arrests and includes a constable. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Physical injury: means the impairment of physical condition. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Propensity to reoffend: means the likelihood that a person will violently reoffend based on the person's history of criminal behavior or involvement in the criminal justice system. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Qualified expert: means a psychologist or psychiatrist who:

    (a) Is familiar with inpatient and outpatient treatment services in this state. See Arizona Laws 13-3991

  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Risk assessment: means a comprehensive assessment of a person's risk for violent behavior that is conducted by a qualified expert and that includes all of the following:

    (a) The person's identifying information. See Arizona Laws 13-3991

  • Secure mental health facility: means a secure state mental health facility that is under the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Serious physical injury: includes physical injury that creates a reasonable risk of death, or that causes serious and permanent disfigurement, serious impairment of health or loss or protracted impairment of the function of any bodily organ or limb. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Stable remission: means a clinical state in which there is an absence or marked attenuation in the signs and symptoms of major mental illness. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Sufficient cause: means a reasonable belief that the circumstance is true or necessary and is less than a preponderance. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Treatment supervisor: means a qualified expert who is a person's supervising and treating clinician. See Arizona Laws 13-3991
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215