Sections
Article 1 Board of Nursing 32-1601 – 32-1611
Article 2 Licensing and Certification 32-1631 – 32-1650.07
Article 2.1 Nurse Licensure Compact 32-1660 – 32-1660.03
Article 3 Regulation 32-1663 – 32-1669

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 15

  • Adopted rule: means a final rule as defined in section 41-1001. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Approval: means that a regulated training or educational program to prepare persons for licensure, certification or registration has met standards established by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Board: means the Arizona state board of nursing. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Certified nurse midwife: means a registered nurse who:

    (a) Is certified by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Certified nursing assistant: means a person who is registered on the registry of nursing assistants pursuant to this chapter to provide or assist in the delivery of nursing or nursing-related services under the supervision and direction of a licensed nursing staff member. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Certified registered nurse: means a registered nurse who has been certified by a national nursing credentialing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist: means a registered nurse who meets the requirements of section 32-1634. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Clinical nurse specialist: means a registered nurse who:

    (a) Is certified by the board as a clinical nurse specialist. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Delegation: means transferring to a competent individual the authority to perform a selected nursing task in a designated situation in which the nurse making the delegation retains accountability for the delegation. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Disciplinary action: means a regulatory sanction of a license, certificate or approval pursuant to this chapter in any combination of the following:

    (a) A civil penalty for each violation of this chapter, not to exceed one thousand dollars for each violation. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Housing: means any structure suitable for residence by an individual or family. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development area: means an area within a municipality that is declared by the local governing body to be in serious need of housing and that is declared to be in need of the expenditure of public monies to assist the development of housing in the area. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development project: means any undertaking related to real property, structures or improvements in a housing development area, for the purpose of establishing housing and other facilities necessary or incidental to the housing and primarily for the use of those residing in the housing. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensed nursing assistant: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to provide or assist in the delivery of nursing or nursing-related services under the supervision and direction of a licensed nursing staff member. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Licensee: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter or in a party state as defined in section 32-1668. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local governing body: means the council or legislative body charged with governing the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Medication order: means a written or verbal communication given by a certified registered nurse anesthetist to a health care professional to administer a drug or medication, including controlled substances. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • medication-assisted treatment: means the use of pharmacological medications that are approved by the United States food and drug administration, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. See Arizona Laws 32-3201.01
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Practical nurse: means a person who holds a practical nurse license issued pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to a multistate compact privilege and who practices practical nursing as defined in this section. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Practical nursing: includes the following activities that are performed under the supervision of a physician or a registered nurse:

    (a) Contributing to the assessment of the health status of individuals and groups. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Presence: means within the same health care institution or office as specified in section 32-1634. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • professional nurse: means a person who practices registered nursing and who holds a registered nurse license issued pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to a multistate compact privilege. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered nurse practitioner: means a registered nurse who:

    (a) Is certified by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Registered nursing: includes the following:

    (a) Diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential health problems. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Registry of nursing assistants: means the nursing assistants registry maintained by the board pursuant to the omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1987 (P. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Regulated party: means any person or entity that is licensed, certified, registered, recognized or approved pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Committing fraud or deceit in obtaining, attempting to obtain or renewing a license or a certificate issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215