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.
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
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
Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
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
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