Sections
Article 1 Day Care Centers 36-881 – 36-894.01
Article 3 Placement of Children by Department of Economic Security 36-895
Article 4 Child Care Group Homes 36-897 – 36-897.13
Article 5 Notification of Pesticide Application 36-898

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 36 > Chapter 7.1 - Child Care Programs

  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Board: means the police pension board. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Child: means any person through the age of fourteen years. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Child care: means the care, supervision and guidance of a child or children, unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or custodian, on a regular basis, for periods of less than twenty-four hours per day, in a place other than the child's or the children's own home or homes. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Child care facility: means any facility in which child care is regularly provided for compensation for five or more children not related to the proprietor. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Child care group home: means a residential facility in which child care is regularly provided for compensation for periods of less than twenty-four hours per day for not less than five children but no more than ten children through the age of twelve years. See Arizona Laws 36-897
  • Controlling person: means a person who:

    (a) Through ownership, has the power to vote at least ten per cent of the outstanding voting securities. See Arizona Laws 36-881

  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-897
  • Department: means the police department. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • 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
  • Fund: means the police pension fund. See Arizona Laws 9-911
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Magistrate: means an officer having power to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person charged with a public offense and includes the chief justice and justices of the supreme court, judges of the superior court, judges of the court of appeals, justices of the peace and judges of a municipal court. 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.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Nighttime: means the period between sunset and sunrise. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, day nursery, nursery school, day camp, kindergarten, child care agency, school governing board, charter school or child care center that operates a child care facility. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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
  • Provider: means the certificate holder or a person the certificate holder designates in writing who, pursuant to applicable statutes and rules, is to be responsible for direct daily supervision, operation and maintenance of the child care group home. See Arizona Laws 36-897
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Substantial compliance: means that the nature or number of violations revealed by any type of inspection or investigation of an applicant for licensure or a licensed child care facility does not pose a direct risk to the life, health or safety of children. See Arizona Laws 36-881
  • Substantial compliance: means that the nature or number of violations revealed by any type of inspection or investigation of an applicant for certification as a child care group home or a certified child care group home does not pose a direct risk to the life, health or safety of children. See Arizona Laws 36-897