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
  • Approved internship: means that the applicant has completed training in a hospital that was approved for internship, fellowship or residency training by the council on medical education in hospitals of the American medical association, the association of American medical colleges, the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada, the American osteopathic association or any board approved similar body in the United States or Canada that approves hospitals for internship, fellowship or residency training. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Board: means the board of homeopathic and integrated medicine examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mobile food unit: means a food establishment that is licensed by this state, that is readily movable and that dispenses food or beverages for immediate service and consumption and other incidental retail items from any vehicle as defined in section 28-101. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Mobile food vendor: means any person who owns, controls, manages or leases a mobile food unit or contracts with a person to prepare foods and vend from, drive or operate a mobile food unit. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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