§ 32-2931 Violations; classification
§ 32-2932 Use of title or abbreviation by a licensee
§ 32-2933 Definition of unprofessional conduct
§ 32-2934 Grounds for suspension or revocation of license; duty to report; unprofessional conduct hearing; decision of board
§ 32-2935 Right to examine and copy evidence; summoning witnesses and documents; taking testimony; right to counsel; court aid; process
§ 32-2936 Patient records
§ 32-2937 Judicial review
§ 32-2939 Medical assistants
§ 32-2940 Injunctive relief
§ 32-2941 Substance abuse and treatment rehabilitation program; private contract; funding
§ 32-2942 Mental, behavioral and physical health evaluation and treatment program; confidential consent agreement; private contract; immunity; program termination
§ 32-2943

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 29 > Article 3

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Board: means the board of homeopathic and integrated medicine examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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

  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215