Article 1 Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners 32-3401 – 32-3405
Article 2 Licensure 32-3421 – 32-3430
Article 3 Regulation of Occupational Therapists 32-3441 – 32-3446

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 34

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Board: means the board of occupational therapy examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Consultation: means the act or procedure of exchanging ideas or information or providing professional advice to another professional or responsible party regarding the provision of occupational therapy services. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • conviction: means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Evaluation: means an occupational therapist's assessment of treatment needs within the scope of practice of occupational therapy. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Occupational therapist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to practice occupational therapy and who is a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy education program, completes the approved fieldwork and passes the examination as required by the board pursuant to section 32-3424. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Occupational therapy: means the use of therapeutic activities or modalities to promote engagement in activities with individuals who are limited by physical or cognitive injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, sensory processing or modulation deficits or the aging process in order to achieve optimum functional performance, maximize independence, prevent disability and maintain health. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Occupational therapy assistant: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, who is a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy assistant education program, who assists in the practice of occupational therapy and who performs delegated procedures commensurate with the person's education and training. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Occupational therapy services: includes the following:

    (a) Developing an intervention and training plan that is based on the occupational therapist's evaluation of the client's occupational history and experiences, including the client's daily living activities, development, activity demands, values and needs. See Arizona Laws 32-3401

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Supervision: means the giving of instructions by the supervising occupational therapist or the occupational therapy assistant that are adequate to ensure the safety of clients during the provision of occupational therapy services and that take into consideration at least the following factors:

    (a) Skill level. See Arizona Laws 32-3401

  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following:

    (a) Habitual intemperance in the use of alcohol. See Arizona Laws 32-3401

  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.