Article 1 Disposition of Certain Dead Human Bodies 36-803 – 36-808
Article 2 Burial Responsibility 36-831 – 36-832
Article 3 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act 36-841 – 36-864

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Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 7 - Disposition of Human Bodies

  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • 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.
  • Agent: means an individual who is either:

    (a) Authorized to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf pursuant to a health care power of attorney. See Arizona Laws 36-841

  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Auxiliary aids and services: means all of the following:

    (a) Qualified interpreters or other effective methods of making aurally delivered materials available to individuals with a hearing impairment. See Arizona Laws 36-841

  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Code: means a published compilation of rules or regulations prepared by a technical trade association and includes any building code, electrical wiring code, health or sanitation code, fire prevention code, wildland-urban interface code, inflammable liquids code, code for slaughtering, processing and selling meat and meat products or for production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products, or other code that embraces rules and regulations pertinent to a subject that is a proper subject of municipal legislation. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decedent: means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Document of gift: means a donor card or other record that is used to make an anatomical gift. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor registry: means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Driver license: means a license or permit that is issued pursuant to title 28 to operate a vehicle, whether or not conditions are attached to the license or permit. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed or regulated under federal or state law or is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency to engage in recovering, screening, testing, processing, storing or distributing human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • Guardian: means a person who is appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health or welfare of an individual. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Hospital: means a facility that is licensed as a hospital under the laws of any state or that is operated as a hospital by the United States, a state or a subdivision of a state. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Identification card: means a nonoperating identification license that is issued by the motor vehicle division of the department of transportation. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Minor: means an individual who is under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Municipality: means a city or town organized in accordance with law, including a home rule or charter city. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Nontransplant anatomical donation organization: means a tissue bank or other organization that facilitates nontransplant anatomical donations, including facilitation through referrals, obtaining informed consent or authorization and assessing donor acceptability and through the acquisition, traceability, transporting, preparation, packaging, labeling, storage, release, evaluating intended use, distribution and final disposition of nontransplant anatomical donations. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • 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.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a qualified organ procurement organization under 42 United States Code § 273 that is currently certified or recertified in accordance with that federal law. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Part: means an organ, eye or tissue of a human being. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Physician: means an individual who is licensed as a physician pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Principal: means a person who is the subject of a health care power of attorney. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Procurement organization: means any of the following:

    (a) An organ procurement organization. See Arizona Laws 36-841

  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and who has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Refusal: means a record created pursuant to section 36-846 that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Technician: means an individual who is determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed or regulated under federal or state law or is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Tissue: means all or a portion of the human body other than blood, an organ or an eye unless the blood, organ or eye is donated for the purpose of research or education. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed or regulated under federal or state law or is accredited as a tissue bank by a nationally recognized accrediting agency to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of tissue. See Arizona Laws 36-841