Article 1 Scope of Workers’ Compensation 23-901 – 23-910
Article 2 Administration and Enforcement 23-921 – 23-933
Article 3 Orders and Hearings 23-941 – 23-954
Article 4 Providing for Compensation 23-961 – 23-970
Article 6 Insurance Under Compensation Fund 23-1001
Article 7 Right to Compensation 23-1021 – 23-1031
Article 8 Amount of Compensation 23-1041 – 23-1048
Article 9 Payment of Compensation 23-1061 – 23-1073
Article 10 Administrative Fund 23-1081
Article 11 Assigned Risk Plan 23-1091
Article 12 Presumptions of Compensability 23-1101 – 23-1105

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 23 > Chapter 6

  • adoption agency: means a person other than the division licensed by the division to place children for adoption, including an attorney or law firm. See Arizona Laws 8-101
  • Adoption subsidy: means a grant that is provided to a child with special needs and that has been applied for through the department. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Agency: means the department or a child welfare agency that is authorized in its license issued by the department to place or care for children in foster care. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Application: means the completion of the department application form with documentation of the child's special needs. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Award: means the finding or decision of an administrative law judge or the commission as to the amount of compensation or benefit due an injured employee or the dependents of a deceased employee. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Child: means any person who is under the age of eighteen years, who is legally free for adoption and who otherwise may not be adopted because the person has special needs. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Child: means any person under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 8-101
  • Client: means an individual, association, company, firm, partnership, corporation or any other legally recognized entity that is subject to this chapter and that enters into a professional employer agreement with a professional employer organization. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Co-employee: means every person employed by an injured employee's employer. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Commission: means the industrial commission of Arizona. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compensation: means the compensation and benefits provided by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • court: means the juvenile division of the superior court. See Arizona Laws 8-101
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the department of child safety. See Arizona Laws 8-101
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Emotional disturbance: means a condition which impedes the child's ordinary developmental progress as defined by accepted psychiatric or psychological standards and as diagnosed by one or more psychiatrists or psychologists approved by the department. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Emotional ties: includes :

    (a) Identification of the child as a member of the foster family. See Arizona Laws 8-141

  • 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.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • General order: means an order applied generally throughout this state to all persons under jurisdiction of the commission. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • 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.
  • High risk of physical or mental disease: means a potentially debilitating condition as defined by accepted standards of the health service profession and as certified by one or more health service providers approved by the department. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • High risk of severe emotional disturbance if removed from the care of his foster parents: means the development of significant emotional ties to the foster family as documented by the child's case manager and as diagnosed by a psychiatrist or psychologist approved by the department. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Insurance carrier: means every insurance carrier duly authorized by the director of insurance to write workers' compensation or occupational disease compensation insurance in this state. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Interested party: means the employer, the employee, or if the employee is deceased, the employee's estate, the surviving spouse or dependents, the commission, the insurance carrier or their representative. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • juvenile: means an individual who is under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Juvenile court: means the juvenile division of the superior court when exercising its jurisdiction over children in any proceeding relating to delinquency, dependency or incorrigibility. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Order: means and includes any rule, direction, requirement, standard, determination or decision other than an award or a directive by the commission or an administrative law judge relative to any entitlement to compensation benefits, or to the amount of compensation benefits, and any procedural ruling relative to the processing or adjudicating of a compensation matter. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment: means any of the following:

    (a) Personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment. See Arizona Laws 23-901

  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional employer agreement: means a written contract between a client and a professional employer organization:

    (a) In which the professional employer organization expressly agrees to co-employ all or a majority of the employees providing services for the client. See Arizona Laws 23-901

  • Professional employer organization: means any person engaged in the business of providing professional employer services. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Professional employer services: means the service of entering into co-employment relationships under this chapter to which all or a majority of the employees providing services to a client or to a division or work unit of a client are covered employees. See Arizona Laws 23-901
  • Racial or ethnic factors: means Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or other heritage which may prevent a child from being adopted by a family of similar racial or ethnic origin. See Arizona Laws 8-141
  • Referral: means a report that is submitted to the juvenile court and that alleges that a child is dependent or incorrigible or that a juvenile has committed a delinquent or criminal act. See Arizona Laws 8-201
  • 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.
  • report: means the report prescribed by section 23-1102. See Arizona Laws 23-1101
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • 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.
  • Special needs: means one or more of the following conditions which existed before the finalization of adoption:

    (a) Physical, mental or developmental disability. See Arizona Laws 8-141

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.