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Article 1 General Provisions 9-301 – 9-305

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 9 > Chapter 3

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Active license: means a valid and existing license to practice medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Advisory letter: means a nondisciplinary letter to notify a licensee that either:

    (a) While there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the board believes that continuation of the activities that led to the investigation may result in further board action against the licensee. See Arizona Laws 32-1401

  • 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.
  • agreement: means an agreement that is developed by producers or shippers of the affected commodity and that is entered into by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Approved school of medicine: means any school or college offering a course of study that, on successful completion, results in the degree of doctor of medicine and whose course of study has been approved or accredited by an educational or professional association, recognized by the board, including the association of American medical colleges, the association of Canadian medical colleges or the American medical association. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Board: means the Arizona medical board. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Capital: means share accounts, reserves and undivided earnings. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • commission: means the marketing commission established under section 3-413. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • committee: means a marketing committee established by a marketing agreement according to section 3-426. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed application: means that the applicant has supplied all required fees, information and correspondence requested by the board on forms and in a manner acceptable to the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Credit union: means a cooperative nonprofit association which is incorporated under this chapter for the purposes of encouraging thrift among its members and creating a source of credit and other financial services at fair and reasonable cost. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposit account: means a balance other than a share account held by a credit union including balances designated as special investment accounts, deposits, certificates of deposit, certificates of indebtedness, demand deposit accounts or other similar names. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Direct supervision: means that a physician, physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 25 of this title or nurse practitioner certified pursuant to chapter 15 of this title is within the same room or office suite as the medical assistant in order to be available for consultation regarding those tasks the medical assistant performs pursuant to section 32-1456. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dispense: means the delivery by a doctor of medicine of a prescription drug or device to a patient, except for samples packaged for individual use by licensed manufacturers or repackagers of drugs, and includes the prescribing, administering, packaging, labeling and security necessary to prepare and safeguard the drug or device for delivery. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Doctor of medicine: means a natural person holding a license, registration or permit to practice medicine pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Health care institution: means any facility as defined in section 36-401, any person authorized to transact disability insurance, as defined in title 20, chapter 6, article 4 or 5, any person who is issued a certificate of authority pursuant to title 20, chapter 4, article 9 or any other partnership, association or corporation that provides health care to consumers. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insuring organization: means the national credit union administration or successor organization or any other equivalent insurer approved by the superintendent. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • 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.
  • Letter of reprimand: means a disciplinary letter that is issued by the board and that informs the physician that the physician's conduct violates state or federal law and may require the board to monitor the physician. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limit: means taking a nondisciplinary action that alters the physician's practice or professional activities if the board determines that there is evidence that the physician is or may be mentally or physically unable to safely engage in the practice of medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Medical assistant: means an unlicensed person who meets the requirements of section 32-1456, has completed an education program approved by the board, assists in a medical practice under the supervision of a doctor of medicine, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and performs delegated procedures commensurate with the assistant's education and training but does not diagnose, interpret, design or modify established treatment programs or perform any functions that would violate any statute applicable to the practice of medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Medically incompetent: means a person who the board determines is incompetent based on a variety of factors, including:

    (a) A lack of sufficient medical knowledge or skills, or both, to a degree likely to endanger the health of patients. See Arizona Laws 32-1401

  • medication-assisted treatment: means the use of pharmacological medications that are approved by the United States food and drug administration, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. See Arizona Laws 32-3201.01
  • Medicine: means allopathic medicine as practiced by the recipient of a degree of doctor of medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Membership share: means a balance held by a credit union and established by a member according to the standards prescribed by the credit union. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • National credit union administration: includes any successor to the organization or other agency or instrumentality of the United States that undertakes to discharge the purposes of the organization. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • 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.
  • order: means an order that is developed by producers or shippers of the affected commodity and that is issued by the director pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Organization: means any corporation, association, partnership, society, firm, syndicate, trust or other legal entity. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, trust, association or partnership. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Physician: means a doctor of medicine who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Practice of medicine: means the diagnosis, the treatment or the correction of or the attempt or the claim to be able to diagnose, treat or correct any and all human diseases, injuries, ailments, infirmities or deformities, physical or mental, real or imaginary, by any means, methods, devices or instrumentalities, except as the same may be among the acts or persons not affected by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • 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
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Reserves: means allocations of retained income and includes regular and special reserves and any allowances for loan losses and investment losses. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restrict: means taking a disciplinary action that alters the physician's practice or professional activities if the board determines that there is evidence that the physician is or may be medically incompetent or guilty of unprofessional conduct. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Share account: means a balance held by a credit union and established by a member according to this chapter, including balances designated as shares, share certificates, share draft accounts and membership shares. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Special purpose licensing examination: means an examination that is developed by the national board of medical examiners on behalf of the federation of state medical boards for use by state licensing boards to test the basic medical competence of physicians who are applying for licensure and who have been in practice for a considerable period of time in another jurisdiction and to determine the competence of a physician who is under investigation by a state licensing board. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Teaching license: means a valid license to practice medicine as a full-time faculty member of an approved school of medicine or a teaching hospital's accredited graduate medical education program. See Arizona Laws 32-1401
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and title 44, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Violating any federal or state laws, rules or regulations applicable to the practice of medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1401

  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215