Sections
Article 1 Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board 32-1501 – 32-1509
Article 2 Licensing 32-1521 – 32-1530
Article 3 Regulation 32-1551 – 32-1561
Article 4 Dispensing of Natural Substances and Devices 32-1581

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 14

  • Active license: means a current valid license to practice naturopathic medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Board: means the naturopathic physicians medical board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • clinical training program: means a program for naturopathic medical students in which the training occurred or is being conducted by or in conjunction with an approved school of naturopathic medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed application: means that the applicant paid the required fees and supplied all documents and information as requested by the board and in a manner acceptable to the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Controlled substance: means a drug, substance or immediate precursor in schedules I through V of title 36, chapter 27, article 2. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Direct supervision: means that a physician who is licensed pursuant to this chapter or chapter 13, 17 or 29 of this title:

    (a) Is physically present and within sight or sound of the person supervised and is available for consultation regarding procedures that the physician has authorized and for which the physician remains responsible. See Arizona Laws 32-1501

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • doctor: means a natural person who is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General supervision: means that the physician is available for consultation regarding procedures that the physician has authorized and for which the physician remains responsible. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • 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.
  • internship: means that the program in which the training occurred or is being conducted has been approved for internship training for physicians or for graduates of a school of naturopathic medicine by the board or was approved or accredited by an educational or professional association recognized by the board or by another state's or country's licensing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Letter of concern: means a nondisciplinary advisory letter that is issued by the board to a person who is regulated under this chapter and that states that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action the board believes that the person should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the person's license, certificate or registration. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Letter of reprimand: means a disciplinary letter that is issued by the board and that informs a person who is regulated under this chapter that the person's conduct violates state or federal law but does not require the board to restrict the person's license, certificate or registration because the person's conduct did not result in harm to a patient or to the public. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Limit: means taking a nondisciplinary action that alters the physician's practice or professional activities if the board determines that there is evidence that the physician is or may be mentally or physically unable to safely engage in the practice of medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Medically incompetent: means a person who is licensed, certified or registered pursuant to this chapter and who lacks sufficient naturopathic medical knowledge or skills, or both, to a degree that is likely to endanger the health of patients. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Natural substance: means a homeopathic, botanical, nutritional or other supplement that does not require a prescription pursuant to federal law before it is prescribed, dispensed or otherwise furnished to a patient and that is prescribed by a physician who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to enhance health, prevent disease or treat a medical condition diagnosed by the physician. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • naturopathic medical assistant: means a person who is certified by the board as a medical assistant, who assists a doctor of naturopathic medicine and who may perform delegated procedures that are commensurate with the assistant's education and training under the direct supervision of a doctor of naturopathic medicine and that do not include diagnosing, designing or modifying established treatment programs or those procedures prohibited by the board or by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Naturopathic medical student: means a person who is enrolled in a course of study at an approved school of naturopathic medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Naturopathic medicine: means medicine as taught in approved schools of naturopathic medicine and in clinical, internship, preceptorship and postdoctoral training programs approved by the board and practiced by a recipient of a degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Nurse: means a person who is licensed pursuant to chapter 15 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Physician: means a doctor of naturopathic medicine who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • 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.
  • postdoctoral training: means that the program in which the training occurred or is being conducted has been approved for specialty training or for graduate medical education in naturopathic medicine by the board or approved or accredited by an educational or professional association recognized by the board or by another state's or country's licensing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Practice of naturopathic medicine: means a medical system of diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, ailments, infirmities and other conditions of the human mind and body, including by natural means, drugless methods, drugs, nonsurgical methods, devices, physical, electrical, hygienic and sanitary measures and all forms of physical agents and modalities. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • preceptorship: means that the program in which the training occurred or is being conducted has been approved for preceptorship training for physicians or for graduates of a school of naturopathic medicine by the board or was approved or accredited by an educational or professional association recognized by the board or by another state's or country's licensing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restrict: means taking a disciplinary action that alters the physician's practice or professional activities if the board determines that there is evidence that the physician is or may be medically incompetent or guilty of unprofessional conduct. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • school of naturopathic medicine: means a school or college determined by the board to have an educational program that meets standards prescribed by the council on naturopathic medical education, or its successor agency, and that offers a course of study that, on successful completion, results in the awarding of the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine and whose course of study is either of the following:

    (a) Accredited or a candidate for accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States secretary of education as a specialized accrediting agency for schools of naturopathic medicine or its successor. See Arizona Laws 32-1501

  • Specialist: means a physician who has successfully completed approved postdoctoral training, who is certified by a specialty board of examiners recognized by the board and who is certified by the board to practice the specialty pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Intentionally disclosing a professional secret or intentionally disclosing a privileged communication except as either of these may otherwise be required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-1501