Article 1 Acupuncture Board of Examiners 32-3901 – 32-3906
Article 2 Licensure 32-3921 – 32-3927
Article 3 Regulation 32-3951 – 32-3954

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 39 - Acupuncture

  • Acupuncture: means puncturing the skin by thin, solid needles to reach subcutaneous structures, stimulating the needles to produce a positive therapeutic response, removing needles and using adjunctive therapies. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Adjunctive therapies: means the manual, mechanical, magnetic, thermal, electrical or electromagnetic stimulation of acupuncture points and energy pathways, auricular and detoxification therapy, ion cord devices, electroacupuncture, herbal poultices, therapeutic exercise and acupressure. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Board: means the acupuncture board of examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Mobile food unit: means a food establishment that is licensed by this state, that is readily movable and that dispenses food or beverages for immediate service and consumption and other incidental retail items from any vehicle as defined in section 28-101. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Mobile food vendor: means any person who owns, controls, manages or leases a mobile food unit or contracts with a person to prepare foods and vend from, drive or operate a mobile food unit. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Moral turpitude: means an offense, whether a misdemeanor or felony, that is related to extortion, burglary, larceny, bribery, embezzlement, robbery, racketeering, money laundering, forgery, fraud, murder, voluntary manslaughter or a sexual offense that requires the individual to register pursuant to section 13-3821. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Trauma: means the experience of significant psychological distress following any terrible or life-threatening event. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Wilfully disclosing a professional secret or wilfully violating a privileged communication except as either of these may otherwise be required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-3901

  • 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