Article 1 Acupuncture Board of Examiners 32-3901 – 32-3906
Article 2 Licensure 32-3921 – 32-3928
Article 3 Regulation 32-3951 – 32-3955

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

  • Acupuncture assistant: means an unlicensed person who has completed a training program approved by the board, who assists in basic health care duties in the practice of acupuncture under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist and who performs delegated duties commensurate with the acupuncture assistant's education and training, but who does not evaluate, interpret, design or modify established treatment programs of acupuncture care. 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, the use of ion cord devices, electroacupuncture, nutritional counseling, therapeutic exercise, the use of nonionizing lasers and acupressure. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Board: means the acupuncture board of examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Herbal therapies: means prescribing, administering, injecting, compounding and dispensing herbal medicines and plant, animal, mineral and natural substances. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • 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
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • 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.
  • Specific plan: means a detailed element of the general plan enacted under the provisions of this article or a prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Street: means streets, highways, freeways, expressways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public access easements and rights-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Supervision: means that the supervising licensed acupuncturist is present in the facility where the acupuncture assistant is performing services and is available for consultation regarding procedures that the licensed acupuncturist has authorized and for which the licensed acupuncturist remains responsible. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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