Sections
Article 1 General Provisions 36-2201 – 36-2229
Article 2 Regulation of Ambulances and Ambulance Services 36-2232 – 36-2246
Article 3 Automated External Defibrillators 36-2261 – 36-2264
Article 4 Opioid Antagonists 36-2266 – 36-2267

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 21.1

  • Administrative medical direction: means supervision of emergency medical care technicians by a base hospital medical director, administrative medical director or basic life support medical director. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • administrative medical director: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 and who provides direction within the emergency medical services and trauma system. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Advanced life support: means the level of assessment and care identified in the scope of practice approved by the director for the advanced emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician I-99 and paramedic. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Advanced life support base hospital: means a health care institution that offers general medical and surgical services, that is certified by the director as an advanced life support base hospital and that is affiliated by written agreement with a licensed ambulance service, municipal rescue service, fire department, fire district or health services district for medical direction, evaluation and control of emergency medical care technicians. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Agreement: means any agreement or contract. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulance: means any publicly or privately owned surface, water or air vehicle, including a helicopter, that contains a stretcher and necessary medical equipment and supplies pursuant to section 36-2202 and that is especially designed and constructed or modified and equipped to be used, maintained or operated primarily for the transportation of individuals who are sick, injured or wounded or who require medical monitoring or aid. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Ambulance attendant: means any of the following:

    (a) An emergency medical technician, an advanced emergency medical technician, an emergency medical technician I-99 or a paramedic whose primary responsibility is the care of patients in an ambulance and who meets the standards and criteria adopted pursuant to section 36-2204. See Arizona Laws 36-2201

  • Ambulance service: means a person who owns and operates one or more ambulances. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Automated external defibrillator: means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:

    (a) Is approved for premarket modification by the United States food and drug administration pursuant to 21 United States Code section 360(k). See Arizona Laws 36-2261

  • Basic life support: means the level of assessment and care identified in the scope of practice approved by the director for the emergency medical responder and emergency medical technician. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Bureau: means the bureau of emergency medical services and trauma system in the department. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Centralized medical direction communications center: means a facility that is housed within a hospital, medical center or trauma center or a freestanding communication center that meets the following criteria:

    (a) Has the ability to communicate with ambulance services and emergency medical services providers rendering patient care outside of the hospital setting via radio and telephone. See Arizona Laws 36-2201

  • Certificate of necessity: means a certificate that is issued to an ambulance service by the department and that describes the following:

    (a) Service area. See Arizona Laws 36-2201

  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Council: means the emergency medical services council. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Defibrillation: means the administration of a controlled electrical charge to the heart to restore a viable cardiac rhythm. See Arizona Laws 36-2261
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Emergency medical care technician: means an individual who has been certified by the department as an emergency medical technician, an advanced emergency medical technician, an emergency medical technician I-99 or a paramedic. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Emergency medical services: means those services required following an accident or an emergency medical situation:

    (a) For on-site emergency medical care. See Arizona Laws 36-2201

  • Emergency medical services provider: means any governmental entity, quasi-governmental entity or corporation whether public or private that renders emergency medical services in this state. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Emergency medical technician: means a person who has been trained in an emergency medical technician program certified by the director or in an equivalent training program and who is certified by the director as qualified to render services pursuant to section 36-2205. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Emergency receiving facility: means a licensed health care institution that offers emergency medical services, is staffed twenty-four hours a day and has a physician on call. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Fit and proper: means that the director determines that an applicant for a certificate of necessity or a certificate holder has the expertise, integrity, fiscal competence and resources to provide ambulance service in the service area. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • License: means a franchise as defined in 47 United States Code section 522. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • License fee: means a license fee imposed by a local government on a video service provider for using the highways to provide and for the privilege of providing video service. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • Local government: means any city, including a charter city, town or county. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • 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
  • National certification organization: means a national organization that tests and certifies the ability of an emergency medical care technician and whose tests are based on national education standards. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • National education standards: means the emergency medical services education standards of the United States department of transportation or other similar emergency medical services education standards developed by that department or its successor agency. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Paramedic: means a person who has been trained in a paramedic program certified by the director or in an equivalent training program and who is certified by the director to render services pursuant to section 36-2205. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • 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.
  • Peace officers: means sheriffs of counties, constables, marshals, policemen of cities and towns, commissioned personnel of the department of public safety, personnel who are employed by the state department of corrections and the department of juvenile corrections and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a multicounty water conservation district and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by community college district governing boards and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the Arizona board of regents and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, police officers who are appointed by the governing body of a public airport pursuant to section 28-8426 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board, peace officers who are appointed by a private postsecondary institution pursuant to section 15-1897 and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board and special agents from the office of the attorney general, or of a county attorney, and who have received a certificate from the Arizona peace officer standards and training board. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Physician: means any person licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Physician: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, and who provides medical oversight services pursuant to section 36-2262. See Arizona Laws 36-2261
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. 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.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Stretcher van: means a vehicle that contains a stretcher and that is operated to accommodate an incapacitated person or person with a disability who does not require medical monitoring, aid, care or treatment during transport. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Suboperation station: means a physical facility or location at which an ambulance service conducts operations for the dispatch of ambulances and personnel and that may be staffed twenty-four hours a day or less as determined by system use. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Subscriber: means any person in this state that purchases video service. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • subscription: includes a mark, if a person cannot write, with the person's name written near it and witnessed by a person who writes the person's own name as witness. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trained user: means a person who is the expected user of an automated external defibrillator and who has completed training in its use. See Arizona Laws 36-2261
  • Training: means a state approved course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator for the lay rescuer and first responder, including the course adopted by the American heart association and in effect as of December 31, 1998. See Arizona Laws 36-2261
  • Trauma center: means any acute care hospital that provides in-house twenty-four hour daily dedicated trauma surgical services that is designated pursuant to section 36-2225. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Trauma registry: means data collected by the department on trauma patients and on the incidence, causes, severity, outcomes and operation of a trauma system and its components. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Trauma system: means an integrated and organized arrangement of health care resources having the specific capability to perform triage, transport and provide care. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Uniform video service license: means a license that is issued by a local government in the form of a uniform video service license agreement as adopted pursuant to section 9-1411. See Arizona Laws 9-1401
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Validated testing procedure: means a testing procedure that is inclusive of practical skills, or an attestation of practical skills proficiency on a form developed by the department by the educational training program, identified pursuant to section 36-2204, paragraph 2, that is certified as valid by an organization capable of determining testing procedure and testing content validity and that is recommended by the medical direction commission and the emergency medical services council before the director's approval. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Wheelchair van: means a vehicle that contains or that is designed and constructed or modified to contain a wheelchair and that is operated to accommodate an incapacitated person or person with a disability who does not require medical monitoring, aid, care or treatment during transport. See Arizona Laws 36-2201
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215