Sections
Article 1 Department of Health Services 36-101 – 36-123.01
Article 1.1 Uniform Reporting 36-125.04 – 36-126
Article 2 Department of Health Services; Additional Functions 36-131 – 36-145
Article 2.1 Home Health Services by State and County 36-151 – 36-160
Article 4 Local Health Departments 36-181 – 36-192
Article 5 Advisory Committee 36-195 – 36-196
Article 6 Drug Overdose Fatalities 36-198 – 36-198.01

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 1

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Agency: includes one or more of the governmental units consolidated into the department of health services by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-131
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-131
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Home health agency: means an agency or organization, or a subdivision of such an agency or organization, which meets all of the following requirements:

    (a) Is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services. See Arizona Laws 36-151

  • Home health services: means the items and services enumerated in this paragraph and furnished to a person who is under the care of a physician and surgeon, not including the services of a physician and surgeon. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes the whole or part of any municipal permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Licensing: includes the municipal process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision or a public or private organization of any character. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • related supportive services: means services other than home health services which may reasonably be expected to help maintain an individual in his home as an alternative to institutionalization. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Request for corrections: means a request for technical or clarifying corrections from an applicant who has submitted an administratively complete application for a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • State plan: means any of the several state plans administered by the department that meet the federal requirements necessary for federal funding. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression that is only advisory and that informs the general public of a municipality's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the ordinances or codes, including, if appropriate, the municipality's current practice, procedure or method of action based on that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • 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.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215