Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 6 > Article 6 - Tuberculosis Control
- Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Active tuberculosis: means a disease that is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis or other members of the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex family in any part of the body and that is in an active state as determined by either:
(a) A smear or culture that is taken from any source in the afflicted person's body and that tests positive for tuberculosis and the afflicted person has not completed a medically successful complete course of antituberculosis treatment. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
- Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- Afflicted person: means a person who has or who based upon reasonable grounds is suspected of having active tuberculosis. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- 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.
- Appropriate prescribed course of medication: means a course of medication that is prescribed by a physician and that meets the recommendations of any of the following:
(a) The tuberculosis control officer. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Cure: means a medically successful complete course of antituberculosis treatment. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Directly observed therapy: means an appropriate prescribed course of treatment for active tuberculosis in which the prescribed antituberculosis medications are administered to the afflicted person or taken by the afflicted person under the direct observation of a physician, a physician assistant, a registered nurse, a health care provider or another designated responsible person. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- 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.
- Examination: means conducting tests that include Mantoux tuberculin skin tests, laboratory examination and x-rays as recommended by any of the following:
(a) The tuberculosis control officer. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
- 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.
- including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Institution: means any public or private hospital, rest home, sanatorium, health care institution or other facility approved by the department for the care and treatment of afflicted persons. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Intervention: means treatment, monitoring, quarantine or isolation or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Isolation: means the physical separation of afflicted persons from others in order to limit the transmission of active tuberculosis. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- 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.
- Local health officer: means the health officer and other persons who are designated by the local health officer. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Medical director: means an individual at a receiving facility who is either a licensed physician or a hospital administrator acting upon the advice of a licensed physician who is authorized by the facility to make any decisions concerning afflicted persons as prescribed by this article. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Medically successful complete course of antituberculosis treatment: means that an afflicted person has successfully completed a prescribed course of antituberculosis treatment and has been medically discharged from further medical treatment for tuberculosis by a licensed physician. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Minor: means a child under the age of eighteen years of age, except as provided by the provisions of section 44-132. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Monitoring: means a program of supervision designed to monitor the health and activities of an afflicted person. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- 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
- Quarantine: means the restriction of activities of persons who have been exposed to an afflicted person. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
- Treatment: means medication or medical therapy prescribed by a licensed physician to cure a person of active tuberculosis. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Tuberculosis control officer: means a person appointed by the director to be the chief tuberculosis control officer for tuberculosis control in this state and other persons who are designated by the control officer. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Voluntary treatment plan: means a written plan that is developed by a medical authority, that has been approved by the tuberculosis control officer or the local health officer and that prescribes one or more of the following on a voluntary basis:
(a) Examination. See Arizona Laws 36-711
- Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215