Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 31
Certification: means a voluntary process by which a regulatory entity grants recognition to an individual who has met certain prerequisite qualifications specified by that regulatory entity and who may assume or use the word "certified" in a title or designation to perform prescribed health professional tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
Grandfather clause: means a provision applicable to practitioners actively engaged in the regulated health profession before the effective date of a law that exempts the practitioners from meeting the prerequisite qualifications set forth in the law to perform prescribed occupational tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Health professional group: means any health professional group or organization, any individual or any other interested party that proposes that any health professional group not presently regulated be regulated or that proposes to increase the scope of practice of a health profession. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Health professions: means professions that are regulated pursuant to chapter 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 15. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Increase the scope of practice: means to engage in conduct beyond the authority granted to a health profession by law. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Inspection: means the periodic examination of practitioners by a state agency in order to ascertain whether the practitioners' occupation is being carried out in a fashion consistent with the public health, safety and welfare. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
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.
Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
license: means an individual, nontransferable authorization to carry on a health activity that would otherwise be unlawful in this state in the absence of the permission and that is based on qualifications that include graduation from an accredited or approved program and acceptable performance on a qualifying examination or a series of examinations. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Practitioner: means an individual who has achieved knowledge and skill by practice and who is actively engaged in a specified health profession. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
Registration: means the formal notification that, before rendering services, a practitioner shall submit to a state agency setting forth the name and address of the practitioner, the location, nature and operation of the health activity to be practiced and, if required by a regulatory entity, a description of the service to be provided. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Regulatory entity: means any board, commission, agency or department of this state that regulates one or more health professions in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
State agency: means any department, board, commission or agency of this state. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
Temporary license: means a short-term license issued to a qualified individual to work in this state on a short-term basis by teaching a course, seminar or class, working during the process of receiving a full and active license, working while traveling with a sports or athletic team or providing free services during a declared state or national disaster. See Arizona Laws 32-3121