Article 1 Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners 32-2901 – 32-2907
Article 2 Licensing 32-2911 – 32-2917
Article 3 Regulation 32-2931 – 32-2943
Article 4 Dispensing of Drugs and Devices 32-2951

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 29

  • Acupuncture: means a medical therapy in which ailments are diagnosed and treated by the specific application of needles, heat or physical and electromagnetic impulses or currents to specific anatomic points on the body through any of the following:

    (a) The diagnosis and treatment of ailments according to the systematic principles of traditional Asian medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-2901

  • Adequate records: means legible medical records that contain at a minimum sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, document the treatment, accurately describe the results, indicate advice, cautionary warnings and informed consent discussions with the patient and provide sufficient information for another licensed health care practitioner to assume continuity of the patient's care and to continue or modify the treatment plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Board: means the board of homeopathic and integrated medicine examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Chelation therapy: means an experimental medical therapy to restore cellular homeostasis through the use of intravenous, metal-binding and bioinorganic agents such as ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Controlled substance: means a drug or substance or a drug's or substance's immediate precursor that is defined or listed in title 36, chapter 27, article 2. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Drug: means a medication or substance that is any of the following:

    (a) Recognized in the official compendia or for which standards or specifications are prescribed in the official compendia. See Arizona Laws 32-2901

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Homeopathic medication: means a substance of animal, vegetable or mineral origin that is prepared according to homeopathic pharmacology and that is given usually in a homeopathic microdosage. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Homeopathic microdosage: means a substance prepared so that it is diluted from ten to the minus one to ten to the minus ten thousandth or higher of its original concentration. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Homeopathy: means a system of medicine that employs homeopathic medication in accordance with the principle that a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person can cure those symptoms in an ill person. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse, natural or adopted children, parents and siblings and the natural or adopted children, parents and siblings of the person's spouse. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a licensee that, while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the board believes the licensee should modify or eliminate certain practices. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Licensee: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Medical assistant: means an unlicensed person who has completed an educational program approved by the board, who assists in a homeopathic practice under the supervision of a doctor of homeopathy and who performs delegated procedures commensurate with the assistant's education and training but who does not diagnose, interpret, design or modify established treatment programs or violate any statute. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Medical incompetence: means the lack of sufficient medical knowledge or skill by a licensee to a degree that is likely to endanger a patient's health. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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
  • Minor surgery: means surgical procedures that are conducted by a licensee who is licensed pursuant to section 32-2912, subsection A in an outpatient setting and that involve the removal or repair of lesions or injuries to the skin, mucous membranes and subcutaneous tissues, the use of topical, local or regional anesthetic agents, the treatment by stabilizing or casting nondisplaced and uncomplicated fractures of the extremities and diagnostic endoscopies of the intestinal tract, nasopharynx and vagina. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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
  • Neuromuscular integration: means musculoskeletal therapy that uses any combination of manual methods, physical agents and physical medicine procedures and devices to improve physiological function by normalizing body structure. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Nutrition: means the recommendation by a licensee of therapeutic or preventative dietary measures, food factor concentrates, fasting and cleansing regimens and the rebalancing by a licensee of digestive system function to correct diseases of malnutrition, to resolve conditions of metabolic imbalance and to support optimal vitality. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Orthomolecular therapy: means therapy to provide the optimum concentration of substances normally present in the human body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Pharmaceutical medicine: means a drug therapy that uses prescription-only and nonprescription pharmaceutical agents as well as medicinal agents of botanical, biological or mineral origin and that is based on current scientific indications or traditional or historical usage indications. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional negligence: means any of the following:

    (a) That a licensee administers treatment to a patient in a manner that is contrary to accepted practices and that harms the patient if it can be shown to the board's satisfaction that accepted practices are inherently less hazardous. See Arizona Laws 32-2901

  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Special purpose licensing examination: means an examination developed by the national board of medical examiners on behalf of the federation of state medical boards for use by state licensing boards to test the basic medical competence of physicians who are applying for licensure and who have been in practice in another jurisdiction of the United States and to determine the competence of a physician under investigation by a state licensing board. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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.
  • unprofessional conduct: includes the following acts, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    1. See Arizona Laws 32-2933

  • 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