Article 1 Board of Nursing 32-1601 – 32-1611
Article 2 Licensing and Certification 32-1631 – 32-1651
Article 2.1 Nurse Licensure Compact 32-1660 – 32-1660.03
Article 3 Regulation 32-1663 – 32-1667

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 15 - Nursing

  • 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 delivering 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.
  • conditional approval: means a license or approval that specifies the conditions under which the regulated party is allowed to practice or to operate and that is prescribed by the board pursuant to section 32-1644 or 32-1663. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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 $1,000 for each violation. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 health aide: means a person who:

    (a) Is licensed pursuant to this chapter to provide or to assist in providing nursing-related services authorized pursuant to section 36-2939. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Licensed nursing assistant: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to provide or assist in delivering 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
  • 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 eighteen years of age. 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.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Moral turpitude: means an offense, whether a misdemeanor or felony, that is related to extortion, burglary, larceny, bribery, embezzlement, robbery, racketeering, money laundering, forgery, fraud, murder, voluntary manslaughter or a sexual offense that requires the individual to register pursuant to section 13-3821. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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