Article 1 General Provisions 36-1311 – 36-1314

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 11.1 - Terminal Patients' Right to Try Act

  • Eligible patient: means a person to whom all of the following apply:

    (a) The person has a terminal illness as determined by the person's physician and a consulting physician. See Arizona Laws 36-1311

  • Minor: means a person under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Physician: means the physician who is providing medical care or treatment to the eligible patient for the terminal illness but does not include a primary care physician. See Arizona Laws 36-1311
  • Terminal illness: means a disease that, without life-sustaining procedures, will result in death in the near future or a state of permanent unconsciousness from which recovery is unlikely. See Arizona Laws 36-1311
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215