Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 16 > Article 1
- 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.
- Board: means the state board of optometry. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- 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.
- Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- 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.
- 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
- Licensee: means a person licensed to practice the profession of optometry pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
- Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- pharmaceutical agent: means a prescription or nonprescription substance or a schedule III controlled substance used for examination, diagnosis or treatment of conditions of the human eye and its adnexa. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
- 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.
- Practice of the profession of optometry: means :
(a) The examination or refraction of the human eye and its appendages and the employment of any objective or subjective means or methods other than surgery for the purpose of diagnosing or treating any visual, muscular, neurological or anatomical anomalies of the eye. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
- Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- 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.
- Surgery: means , in reference to the human eye and its appendages, an invasive procedure in which in vivo human tissue is cut, burned, vaporized, removed, coagulated or photodisrupted by use of an electrical cautery, a scalpel, a cryoprobe, a laser or ionizing radiation. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Unprofessional conduct: means :
(a) Wilful betrayal of a professional secret or wilful violation of a privileged communication except as otherwise required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
- 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