Article 1 General Provisions 32-3501 – 32-3506
Article 2 Licensure 32-3521 – 32-3526
Article 3 Regulation 32-3551 – 32-3558

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 35

  • 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.
  • 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 respiratory care examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Diagnostic testing: includes obtaining physiologic samples and determining acid-base status and blood gas values from blood samples and pulmonary function measurements. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Licensed respiratory care practitioner: means a respiratory therapist who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Medical direction: means direction by a physician who is licensed pursuant to chapter 13 or 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Practice of respiratory care: means direct and indirect respiratory care services that are performed in a clinic, hospital, skilled nursing facility or private dwelling or other place deemed appropriate or necessary by the board in accordance with the prescription or verbal order of a physician and performed under qualified medical direction. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Respiratory therapist: means a person who successfully completes a respiratory therapy training program approved by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Respiratory therapy training program: means a program that is accredited by the commission on accreditation for respiratory care or its successor agency and that is adopted by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Therapeutics: includes the following:

    (a) Applying and monitoring oxygen therapy. See Arizona Laws 32-3501

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following:

    (a) Committing a felony, whether or not involving moral turpitude, or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. See Arizona Laws 32-3501

  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215