Sections
Article 1 Purchase, Sale or Lease of Property 9-401 – 9-409
Article 2 Public Library 9-411 – 9-420
Article 3 Remote Municipal Property as Water Source 9-431 – 9-433
Article 4 Housing Development 9-441 – 9-441.07
Article 5 Cemeteries 9-451 – 9-453
Article 6 Municipal Planning 9-461 – 9-461.17
Article 6.1 Municipal Zoning 9-462 – 9-462.08
Article 6.2 Municipal Subdivision Regulations 9-463 – 9-463.06
Article 6.3 Open Space Conservation 9-464 – 9-464.01
Article 6.4 Building Permits 9-467 – 9-468
Article 7 Extension of Corporate Limits; Platting Adjacent Subdivisions 9-471 – 9-479
Article 7.1 Audit Provisions 9-481 – 9-482
Article 7.2 Mobile Food Vendors and Mobile Food Units 9-485 – 9-485.02
Article 8 Miscellaneous 9-491 – 9-500.47

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 9 > Chapter 4

  • Accepted therapeutic purpose: means treatment of a disease, injury, ailment or infirmity that is competent and generally recognized as safe and effective. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Accommodation: means any apartment, condominium or cooperative unit, cabin, lodge, hotel or motel room, or other private or commercial structure containing toilet facilities that is designed and available for use and occupancy as a residence by one or more individuals and that is included in the offering of a timeshare plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Account servicing: means the holding of documents or written instruments and the receipt and disbursement of payments according to the instructions of the parties to the documents or written instruments. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Account servicing agent: means a joint agent of seller and purchaser, appointed under the contract or under a separate agreement executed by the seller and the purchaser, to hold documents and collect monies due under the contract, who does business under the laws of this state as a bank, trust company, escrow agent, savings and loan association, insurance company or real estate broker, or who is licensed, chartered or regulated by the federal deposit insurance corporation or the comptroller of the currency, or who is a member of the state bar of Arizona. See Arizona Laws 33-741
  • Accredited: means accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States department of education. See Arizona Laws 32-3001
  • Acting in concert: means evidence of collaborating to pursue a concerted plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Active license: means a valid and existing license to practice psychology. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Active license: means a current valid license to practice naturopathic medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Active license: means a valid license to practice medicine and includes the license of a licensee who has been placed on probation or on whose license the board has placed restrictions. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Active license: means a regular license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Active license: means a current license issued by the board to a person licensed pursuant to this article. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Actuarial method: means the method of allocating each payment between finance charges and principal pursuant to which the payment is applied first to finance charges computed on the unpaid balance of principal for the time the balance is outstanding, and the remainder of the payment is subtracted from the unpaid principal amount. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Acupuncture: means puncturing the skin by thin, solid needles to reach subcutaneous structures, stimulating the needles to produce a positive therapeutic response at a distant site and the use of adjunctive therapies. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Acupuncture: means a medical therapy in which ailments are diagnosed and treated by the specific application of needles, heat or physical and electromagnetic impulses or currents to specific anatomic points on the body through any of the following:

    (a) The diagnosis and treatment of ailments according to the systematic principles of traditional Asian medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-2901

  • Address of record: means either:

    (a) The address where a person who is regulated pursuant to this chapter practices medicine or is otherwise employed. See Arizona Laws 32-1800

  • Adequate medical records: means legible medical records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, describe the treatment, accurately document the results, indicate advice and cautionary warning provided to the patient and provide sufficient information for a similarly qualified practitioner to assume continuity of the patient's care at any point in the course of treatment. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Adequate records: means records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the client or patient, the dates of service, the fee for service, the payments for service, the type of service given and copies of any reports that may have been made. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Adequate records: means legible medical records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, justify the treatment, accurately document the results, indicate advice and cautionary warnings provided to the patient and provide sufficient information for another licensed health care practitioner to assume continuity of the patient's care at any point in the course of treatment. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • adequate records: means records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the client, the dates of service, the fee for service, the payments for service, the type of service given and copies of any reports that may have been made. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Adequate records: means legible medical records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, justify the treatment, accurately document the results, indicate advice and cautionary warnings provided to the patient and provide sufficient information for another practitioner to assume continuity of the patient's care at any point in the course of treatment. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Adequate records: means legible medical records that contain at a minimum sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, document the treatment, accurately describe the results, indicate advice, cautionary warnings and informed consent discussions with the patient and provide sufficient information for another licensed health care practitioner to assume continuity of the patient's care and to continue or modify the treatment plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Adjunctive therapies: means the manual, mechanical, magnetic, thermal, electrical or electromagnetic stimulation of acupuncture points and energy pathways, auricular and detoxification therapy, ion cord devices, electroacupuncture, herbal poultices, therapeutic exercise and acupressure. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Administer: means the direct application of a controlled substance, prescription-only drug, dangerous drug or narcotic drug, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by a practitioner or by the practitioner's authorized agent or the patient or research subject at the direction of the practitioner. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Administer: means the direct application of or dispensing or furnishing a prescription medication or a prescription-only device, whether by injection or any other means, to the body of a patient by a health professional or by the health professional's authorized agent at the direction of the health professional. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Administrative warning: means a disciplinary action by the board in the form of a written warning to a physician of a violation of this chapter involving patient care that the board determines falls below the community standard. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Adopted rule: means a final rule as defined in section 41-1001. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or that are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of drugs, devices, poisons or hazardous substances. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Advertisement: means any written, oral or electronic communication that is directed to or targeted to persons in this state and that contains a promotion, inducement, premium or offer to sell a timeshare plan, including brochures, pamphlets, radio and television scripts, electronic media, telephone and direct mail solicitations and other means of promotions. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Advertising: means the attempt by publication, dissemination, exhibition, solicitation or circulation, oral or written, or for broadcast on radio or television to induce directly or indirectly any person to enter into any obligation or acquire any title or interest in lands subject to this chapter including the land sales contract to be used and any photographs, drawings or artist's presentations of physical conditions or facilities existing or to exist on the property. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Advertising: means the submission of bids, contracting or making known by any public notice, publication or solicitation of business, directly or indirectly, that services regulated under this chapter are available for consideration. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Advertising: means submitting bids, contracting or making known by any public notice, publication or solicitation of business, directly or indirectly, that services regulated under this chapter are available for consideration. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Advisory letter: means a nondisciplinary letter to notify a physician assistant 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 32-2501

  • Advisory letter: means a nondisciplinary letter to notify a licensee or permittee 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 or permittee. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Affected commodity: means the specific citrus, fruit or vegetable that is regulated pursuant to article 2 or 4 of this chapter and that is subject to the marketing agreement or order or the proposed marketing agreement or order. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Affected person: means a producer or shipper of an affected commodity. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means an entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the entity specified. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means any business serving the public, which as part of its services accepts money for and on behalf of a licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Agency license: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that a qualifying party is authorized to conduct the business of private investigations in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Agency license: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that a qualifying party is authorized to conduct the business of private security guard service in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Agent: means any person who, for compensation, enrolls or attempts to enroll residents of this state in a professional driver training school through personal or telephone contact, advertisement, mail or any other type of publication. See Arizona Laws 32-2351
  • 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.
  • Alternative fuel: means :

    (a) Electricity. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amount financed: means the amount of credit extended to a consumer on a consumer loan determined in accordance with the truth in lending act. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Analysis: means the review of a property valuation or legal classification established by a county assessor in the representation of a person in appealing the property valuation or legal classification to the county assessor. See Arizona Laws 32-3651
  • Animal: means any animal other than human. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Annual percentage rate: means the measure of the cost of credit, expressed as a yearly rate, that relates the amount and timing of value received by the consumer to the amount and timing of payments made, determined in accordance with the truth in lending act. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means a person who has submitted a completed application and all required application and fingerprint processing fees. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Applicant: means a person who has submitted a completed application and all required application and fingerprint processing fees. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal: means the development of real or personal property valuation or legal classification opinions or conclusions. See Arizona Laws 32-3651
  • Appraisal: means the act or process of developing an opinion of the value of real property in conformance with the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice published by the appraisal foundation, or any other definition used in state or federal laws. See Arizona Laws 32-3661
  • Appraisal assignment: means an engagement for which a real estate appraiser is employed or retained to act, or would be perceived by third parties or the public in acting, as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value or utility of specified interests in or aspects of identified real estate. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Appraisal foundation: means the appraisal foundation incorporated as an Illinois nonprofit corporation on November 30, 1987. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Appraisal management company: means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, subsidiary or other business entity that directly or indirectly performs appraisal management services, regardless of the use of the term "appraisal management company" "mortgage technology provider" "lender processing services" "lender services" "loan processor" "mortgage services" "real estate closing services provider" "settlement services provider" or "vendor management company" or any other term, and that does any of the following:

    (a) Administers an appraiser panel of at least sixteen state-licensed or state-certified appraisers in one state who are independent contractors or at least twenty-five state-licensed or state-certified appraisers in at least two states who perform real property appraisal services in this state for clients. See Arizona Laws 32-3661

  • Appraisal management services: means any of the following:

    (a) Recruiting, selecting and retaining appraisers. See Arizona Laws 32-3661

  • Appraisal report: means any communication, written or oral, of an appraisal. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Appraisal review: means the act of reviewing or the report that follows a review of an appraisal assignment or appraisal report in which a real estate appraiser forms an opinion as to the adequacy and appropriateness of the report being reviewed. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Appraisal review: means the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser's work that was performed as part of an appraisal assignment, but does not include an examination of an appraisal for grammatical, typographical or other similar errors that do not communicate an opinion related to the appraiser's data collection, analysis, opinions, conclusions, estimate of value or compliance with the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice. See Arizona Laws 32-3661
  • Appraisal standards board: means the appraisal standards board appointed by the board of trustees of the appraisal foundation to develop, interpret and amend the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Appraisal subcommittee: means the subcommittee of the federal financial institutions examination council created pursuant to 12 United States Code section 3310 and chapter 34A, as amended. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Appraiser: means a person who is licensed or certified as an appraiser pursuant to this chapter and who performs valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial and objective. See Arizona Laws 32-3661
  • Appraiser qualifications board: means the appraiser qualifications board that is appointed by the board of trustees of the appraisal foundation to establish the minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real estate appraisers. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • 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
  • Approval: means that a regulated training or educational program to prepare persons for licensure, certification or registration has met standards established by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Approved postgraduate training program: means that an applicant for licensure successfully completed training when the hospital or other facility in which the training occurred was approved for a postgraduate internship, residency or fellowship by the American osteopathic association or by the accreditation council for graduate medical education. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Approved school of osteopathic medicine: means a school or college offering a course of study that, on successful completion, results in the awarding of the degree of doctor of osteopathy and whose course of study has been approved or accredited by the American osteopathic association. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Armed security guard: means a registered security guard who wears, carries, possesses or has access to a firearm at any time during the course of employment. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Assessment: means the share of funds required for the payment of common expenses that the managing entity assesses periodically against each purchaser. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Assessment: means the amount a private postsecondary education institution is required to pay to the student tuition recovery fund. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistive personnel: includes physical therapist assistants and physical therapy aides and other assistive personnel who are trained or educated health care providers and who are not physical therapist assistants or physical therapy aides but who perform specific designated tasks related to physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Associate: means a person who is a partner or corporate officer in a private investigation agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Associate: means a person who is a partner or corporate officer in a security guard agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Associate broker: means a licensed broker who is employed by another broker. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Association: means any organized body consisting of the purchasers of interests in a timeshare plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Automated prescription-dispensing kiosk: means a mechanical system that is operated as an extension of a pharmacy, that maintains all transaction information within the pharmacy operating system, that is separately permitted from the pharmacy and that performs operations that either:

    (a) Accept a prescription or refill order, store prepackaged or repackaged medications, label and dispense patient-specific prescriptions and provide counseling on new or refilled prescriptions. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Barrier: means a natural or man-made geographical feature that prevents parcels of land from being practicably, reasonably and economically united or reunited and that was not caused or created by the owner of the parcels. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Behavior analysis: means the design, implementation and evaluation of systematic environmental modifications by a behavior analyst to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior based on the principles of behavior identified through the experimental analysis of behavior. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Behavior analysis services: means the use of behavior analysis to assist a person to learn new behavior, increase existing behavior, reduce existing behavior and emit behavior under precise environmental conditions. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Behavior analyst: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this article to practice behavior analysis. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • 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
  • Beneficiary: means the person named or otherwise designated in a trust deed as the person for whose benefit a trust deed is given, or the person's successor in interest. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Blanket encumbrance: means any mortgage, any deed of trust or any other encumbrance or lien securing or evidencing the payment of money and affecting more than one lot or parcel of subdivided land, or an agreement affecting more than one lot or parcel by which the subdivider holds the subdivision under an option, contract to sell or trust agreement. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Board: means the board of physical therapy. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Board: means the board of behavioral health examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Board: means the state board of psychologist examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Board: means the board of occupational therapy examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Board: means the state real estate advisory board. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Board: means the board of respiratory care examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Board: means the naturopathic physicians medical board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Board: means the Arizona state veterinary medical examining board. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Board: means the Arizona state board of nursing. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Board: means the acupuncture board of examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-3901
  • Board: means the board of certified reporters. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
  • Board: means the state board of dispensing opticians. See Arizona Laws 32-1671
  • Board: means the private investigator and security guard hearing board established by section 32-2404. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Board: means the state board of optometry. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
  • Board: means the Arizona board of osteopathic examiners in medicine and surgery. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Board: means the Arizona regulatory board of physician assistants. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Board: means the private investigator and security guard hearing board established by section 32-2404. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Board: means the board of homeopathic and integrated medicine examiners. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Board: means a health profession regulatory board that provides licensure, certification or registration and regulation pursuant to chapter 13, 15, 17, 19, 19. See Arizona Laws 32-3249
  • Board: means the state board for private postsecondary education. See Arizona Laws 32-3001
  • Board of adjustment: means the official body designated by local ordinance to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance and appeals from the decision of the zoning administrator. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • board of pharmacy: means the Arizona state board of pharmacy. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Bonded stop notice: means a stop notice that is given to any construction lender and that is accompanied by a bond executed solely by one or more surety companies authorized to transact surety business in this state pursuant to title 20, chapter 2, article 1 in an amount equal to one hundred fifty per cent of the amount of the claim on the condition that if the owner, original contractor or construction lender recovers judgment in an action brought on a verified claim or on the lien filed by the claimant, the claimant would have sufficient monies to pay all costs and damages that the owner, original contractor or construction lender may sustain by reason of the stop notice claim or the lien, not exceeding the amount specified in the bond. See Arizona Laws 33-1051
  • Branch: means any banking office other than the principal banking office. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Branch office: means any office operated solely for the purpose of accepting money and performing other services for a licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Broker: when used without modification, means a person who is licensed as a broker under this chapter or who is required to be licensed as a broker under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Business broker: means a real estate broker who acts as an intermediary or agent between sellers or buyers, or both, in the sale or purchase, or both, of businesses or business opportunities where a lease or sale of real property is either a direct or incidental part of the transaction. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Business day: means any day other than a Saturday or a legal holiday. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Business entity: means a business organization that has an ownership that includes any persons who are not licensed or certified to provide physical therapy services in this state, that offers to the public professional services regulated by the board and that is established pursuant to the laws of any state or foreign country. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Capital: means share accounts, reserves and undivided earnings. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Cash: means United States currency. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Cease and Desist Letter: A letter requesting that a company stops the activity mentioned in the letter. Source: OCC
  • Ceasing operations: means a private postsecondary education institution that has stopped offering educational courses or programs to the public for any reason. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Cemetery broker: means a person other than a real estate broker or real estate salesperson who, for another, for compensation:

    (a) Sells, leases or exchanges cemetery property or interment services of or for another, or on the person's own account. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • cemetery property: means any one, or a combination of more than one, of the following in a place that is used, or intended to be used, and dedicated for cemetery purposes:

    (a) A burial park, for earth interments. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • Cemetery salesperson: means a natural person who acts on the person's own behalf or through and on behalf of a professional limited liability company or a professional corporation engaged by or on behalf of a licensed cemetery or real estate broker, or through and on behalf of a corporation, partnership or limited liability company that is licensed as a cemetery or real estate broker, to perform any act or transaction included in the definition of cemetery broker. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Certificate: means a certificate that is granted and issued by the department. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Certificate of composition: means a list of a product's ingredients. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Certificate of free sale: means a document that authenticates a product that is generally and freely sold in domestic or international channels of trade. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Certification: means a voluntary process by which a regulatory entity grants recognition to an individual who has met certain prerequisite qualifications specified by that regulatory entity and who may assume or use the word "certified" in a title or designation to perform prescribed health professional tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Certification: means a standard certificate that is issued by the board to a person who meets the requirements of sections 32-4021 and 32-4022 and does not include a temporary certificate. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
  • Certified nurse midwife: means a registered nurse who:

    (a) Is certified by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Certified nursing assistant: means a person who is registered on the registry of nursing assistants pursuant to this chapter to provide or assist in the delivery of nursing or nursing-related services under the supervision and direction of a licensed nursing staff member. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Certified registered nurse: means a registered nurse who has been certified by a national nursing credentialing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist: means a registered nurse who meets the requirements of section 32-1634. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Certified reporter: means a person who is certified by the board and who records and transcribes a verbatim record in any sworn proceeding by means of written symbols or abbreviations in shorthand, machine writing or voice writing. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
  • Certified technologist: means a person holding a certificate that is granted and issued by the department. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Certified veterinary technician: means either:

    (a) A graduate of a minimum two-year American veterinary medical association accredited program in veterinary technology who has passed a national and a state veterinary technician examination. See Arizona Laws 32-2201

  • Certify: means board authorization to engage in activities regulated by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
  • Chain pharmacy warehouse: means a physical location for prescription-only drugs that acts as a central warehouse and that performs intracompany sales or transfers of the prescription-only drugs to a group of pharmacies that are under common ownership or control. See Arizona Laws 32-1981
  • Chelation therapy: means an experimental medical therapy to restore cellular homeostasis through the use of intravenous, metal-binding and bioinorganic agents such as ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Chelation therapy: means an experimental medical therapy to restore cellular homeostasis through the use of intravenous, metal-binding and bioinorganic agents such as ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • citrus fruit: means the fruit of any orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, kumquat or other citrus tree that produces edible citrus fruit suitable for human consumption. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Clean burning fuel: means :

    (a) An emulsion of water-phased hydrocarbon fuel that contains not less than twenty per cent water by volume and that complies with any of the following:

    (i) Is used in an engine that is certified to meet at a minimum the United States environmental protection agency low emission vehicle standard pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 88. See Arizona Laws 1-215

  • Client: means a patient who receives behavioral health services from a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Client: means a person or an entity that receives psychological services. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Client: means :

    (a) A person or entity that receives behavior analysis services. See Arizona Laws 32-2091

  • Clinical nurse specialist: means a registered nurse who:

    (a) Is certified by the board as a clinical nurse specialist. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • clinical training program: means a program for naturopathic medical students in which the training occurred or is being conducted by or in conjunction with an approved school of naturopathic medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Color additive: means a material that either:

    (a) Is any dye, pigment or other substance made by a process of synthesis or similar artifice, or extracted, isolated or otherwise derived, with or without intermediate or final change of identity, from any vegetable, animal, mineral or other source. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • commission: means the marketing commission established under section 3-413. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Commission merchant: means a person that receives on consignment or solicits from the producer any citrus fruit for sale on commission on behalf of the producer or accepts any citrus fruit in trust from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Commissioner: means the state real estate commissioner. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • committee: means a marketing committee established by a marketing agreement according to section 3-426. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Committee on behavior analysts: means the committee established by section 32-2091. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Common promotional plan: means a plan, undertaken by a person or a group of persons acting in concert, to offer lots for sale or lease. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Compensation: means any fee, commission, salary, money or other valuable consideration for services rendered or to be rendered as well as the promise of consideration whether contingent or not. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed application: means that the applicant paid the required fees and supplied all documents and information as requested by the board and in a manner acceptable to the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Completed application: means an application for which 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 32-2501
  • Complex one to four residential units: means property that is atypical for the marketplace. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Component site: means a specific geographic location where accommodations that are part of a multisite timeshare plan are located. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Compounding: means the preparation, mixing, assembling, packaging or labeling of a drug by a pharmacist or an intern or pharmacy technician under the pharmacist's supervision, for the purpose of dispensing to a patient based on a valid prescription order. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Compressed medical gas distributor: means a person who holds a current permit issued by the board to distribute compressed medical gases pursuant to a compressed medical gas order to compressed medical gas suppliers and other entities that are registered, licensed or permitted to use, administer or distribute compressed medical gases. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Compressed medical gas order: means an order for compressed medical gases that is issued by a medical practitioner. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Compressed medical gas supplier: means a person who holds a current permit issued by the board to supply compressed medical gases pursuant to a compressed medical gas order and only to the consumer or the patient. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Compressed medical gases: means gases and liquid oxygen that a compressed medical gas distributor or manufacturer has labeled in compliance with federal law. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Computed tomography technologist: means a person who applies ionizing radiation to a human using a computed tomography machine for diagnostic purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • conditional approval: means a license or approval that specifies the conditions under which the regulated party is allowed to practice or to operate and that is prescribed by the board pursuant to section 32-1644 or 32-1663. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Conservation easement: means a nonpossessory interest of a holder in real property imposing limitations or affirmative obligations for conservation purposes or to preserve the historical, architectural, archaeological or cultural aspects of real property. See Arizona Laws 33-271
  • Conservation purposes: means any of the following activities which yield a significant public benefit:

    (a) Preserving land areas for outdoor recreation by, or the education of, the general public. See Arizona Laws 33-271

  • Construction lender: means any mortgagee or beneficiary under a deed of trust lending funds all or a portion of which defray the cost of the construction, alteration, repair or improvement or any assignee or successor in interest of either, or any escrow holder or other party holding any monies furnished or to be furnished by the owner or any other person as a source from which to pay construction costs. See Arizona Laws 33-1051
  • Consultation: means the act or procedure of exchanging ideas or information or providing professional advice to another professional or responsible party regarding the provision of occupational therapy services. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Consulting: means providing professional or expert advice that is requested by a veterinarian licensed in this state and that is rendered only on a specific case basis. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Consumer: means an individual who obtains a consumer lender loan for personal, family or household purposes. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer lender: means a person that advertises to make or procure, solicits or holds itself out to make or procure, or makes or procures consumer lender loans to consumers in this state. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer lender loans: means consumer loans, consumer revolving loans and home equity revolving loans. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer loan: means the direct closed end loan of money in an amount of ten thousand dollars or less that is subject to a finance charge. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer loan rate: means the periodic rate of finance charges that applies to the outstanding principal balance of a consumer loan and that remains unpaid. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Consumer revolving loan: means an open end revolving loan that is established pursuant to an agreement with an agreed on credit limit that does not exceed ten thousand dollars, that the consumer may pay in full at any time but has the privilege of paying in installments and that contemplates or provides that advances may be obtained from time to time by the consumer, through checks, drafts, items, credit access devices, orders for the payment of money, evidences of debt or similar means, whether or not negotiable. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Contiguous: means lots, parcels or fractional interests that share a common boundary or point. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract: means a promise or a set of promises for the breach of which the law gives a remedy, or the performance of which the law in some way recognizes as a duty, including but not limited to a note, a promissory note or provisions of any trust deed. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Contract: means a contract for conveyance of real property, a contract for deed, a contract to convey, an agreement for sale or any similar contract through which a seller has conveyed to a purchaser equitable title in property and under which the seller is obligated to convey to the purchaser the remainder of the seller's title in the property, whether legal or equitable, on payment in full of all monies due under the contract. See Arizona Laws 33-741
  • Control: means ownership or the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, more than twenty per cent of the outstanding voting shares of the controlled person. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • controlled: means a person who, through ownership, voting rights, power of attorney, proxy, management rights, operational rights or other rights, has the right to make decisions binding on an entity, whether a corporation, a partnership or any other entity. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Controlled substance: means a drug, substance or immediate precursor in schedules I through V of title 36, chapter 27, article 2. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Controlled substance: means any substance that is registered and controlled under the federal controlled substances act (P. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Controlled substance: means a drug, substance or immediate precursor that is identified, defined or listed in title 36, chapter 27, article 2. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Controlled substance: means a drug or substance or a drug's or substance's immediate precursor that is defined or listed in title 36, chapter 27, article 2. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Controlling person: means any of the following:

    (a) An owner, officer or director of a corporation, partnership or other business entity seeking to offer appraisal management services in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-3661

  • conviction: means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Conviction: means an adjudication of guilt by a federal, state or local court resulting from trial or plea, including a plea of no contest, regardless of whether the adjudication of guilt was set aside or vacated. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Conviction: means a judgment of conviction by any state or federal court of competent jurisdiction in a criminal cause, regardless of whether an appeal is pending or could be taken, and includes any judgment or order based on a plea of no contest. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
  • Conviction: means an adjudication of guilt by a federal, state or local court resulting from trial or plea, including a plea of no contest, regardless of whether or not the adjudication of guilt was set aside or vacated. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Corporate credit union: means a credit union whose field of membership consists of other credit unions and organizations or associations owned by or composed of credit unions and corporations or associations which primarily serve credit unions. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Corrosive: means any substance that when it comes in contact with living tissue will cause destruction of tissue by chemical action. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Cosmetic purpose: means for the purpose of beautifying, preserving or conferring comeliness, excluding therapeutic massage and manipulations. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Counterfeit drug: means a drug that, or the container or labeling of which, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name or other identifying mark, imprint, number or device, or any likeness of these, of a manufacturer, distributor or dispenser other than the person who in fact manufactured, distributed or dispensed that drug. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Course approval: means the act of the superintendent reviewing course materials to form an opinion as to the adequacy and appropriateness of the course for licensing pursuant to section 32-3613, certification pursuant to section 32-3614 and continuing education as prescribed in section 32-3625 in accordance with the appraiser qualifications board and this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Credit bid: means a bid made by the beneficiary in full or partial satisfaction of the contract or contracts which are secured by the trust deed. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Creditor: means a person for whose benefit monies are being collected and disbursed by a licensee. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Cremation: means the heating process that reduces animal remains to bone fragments by combustion and evaporation. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Crematory: means a building or portion of a building that is licensed pursuant to article 8 of this chapter and that houses a retort in which only animal remains are cremated. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Database: means the health professionals workforce database that is developed from designated database information and maintained by the department in the health care professionals workforce data repository established pursuant to title 36, chapter 1, article 3. See Arizona Laws 32-3249
  • Day: means a business day. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Daytime: means the period between sunrise and sunset. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Dealer: means a person that sells, markets or distributes citrus fruit that the person purchased from a producer or markets as an agent, broker or commission merchant, except at retail. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Debt management company: means a corporation, company, firm, partnership, association or society, as well as a natural person, that for compensation engages in the business of receiving money, or evidences thereof, in this state or from a resident of this state as agent of a debtor for the purpose of distributing the same to his creditors in payment or partial payment of his obligations. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Debtor: means a person from whom monies are being accepted for disbursement to creditors. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Debtor: means an individual whether married or single utilizing property described in this article for personal, family or household use. See Arizona Laws 33-1121
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decree of censure: means a formal written reprimand by the board of a physician for a violation of this chapter that constitutes a disciplinary action against a physician's license. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Decree of censure: means an official action that is taken by the board and that may include a requirement for restitution of fees to a patient or consumer. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • deed of trust: means a deed executed in conformity with this chapter and conveying trust property to a trustee or trustees qualified under section 33-803 to secure the performance of a contract or contracts, other than a trust deed which encumbers in whole or in part trust property located in Arizona and in one or more other states. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Degree: means an academic degree or honorary degree or the title of any designation, mark, appellation, series of letters or words including associate, bachelor, master, doctor or fellow which signifies, purports to signify or is generally taken to signify satisfactory completion of the requirements of an educational program of study beyond the secondary school level or which is an honorary title conferred for recognition of some meritorious achievement. See Arizona Laws 32-3001
  • Delegation: means transferring to a competent individual the authority to perform a selected nursing task in a designated situation in which the nurse making the delegation retains accountability for the delegation. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • delivery: means the actual, constructive or attempted transfer from one person to another whether or not there is an agency relationship. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Department: means the state real estate department. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 32-3249
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Deputy director: means a pharmacist who is employed by the board and selected by the executive director to perform duties as prescribed by the executive director. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Design: means street alignment, grades and widths, alignment and widths of easements and rights-of-way for drainage and sanitary sewers and the arrangement and orientation of lots. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Designated broker: means the natural person who is licensed as a broker under this chapter and who is either:

    (a) Designated to act on behalf of an employing real estate, cemetery or membership camping entity. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • Developer: means a person who offers real property in a development for sale, lease or use, either immediately or in the future, on the person's own behalf or on behalf of another person, under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Developer: means either of the following:

    (a) Any person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust or other entity, other than a sales agent, that creates a timeshare plan or is in the business of selling timeshare interests or employs sales agents to sell timeshare interests. See Arizona Laws 32-2197

  • Development: means any division, proposed division or use of real property that the department has authority to regulate, including subdivided and unsubdivided lands, cemeteries, condominiums, timeshares, membership campgrounds and stock cooperatives. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Diagnostic testing: includes obtaining physiologic samples and determining acid-base status and blood gas values from blood samples and pulmonary function measurements. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Direct client contact: means the performance of therapeutic or clinical functions related to the applicant's professional practice level of psychotherapy that includes diagnosis, assessment and treatment and that may include psychoeducation for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders based primarily on verbal or nonverbal communications and intervention with, and in the presence of, one or more clients. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Direct supervision: means that a physician who is licensed pursuant to this chapter or chapter 13, 17 or 29 of this title:

    (a) Is physically present and within sight or sound of the person supervised and is available for consultation regarding procedures that the physician has authorized and for which the physician remains responsible. See Arizona Laws 32-1501

  • Direct supervision: means that a licensed veterinarian is physically present at the location where animal health care is being performed. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Direct supervision: means the provision of direction and control through inspection and evaluation of work by consultation or instruction as needed, provided that at least one licensed dispensing optician works at each optical establishment on a full-time basis. See Arizona Laws 32-1671
  • Direct supervision: means that a physician is within the same room or office suite as the unlicensed person in order to be available for consultation regarding those tasks the unlicensed person performs pursuant to section 32-1859. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Direct supervision of a pharmacist: means the pharmacist is present. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Direction: means responsibility for and control of the application of ionizing radiation to human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Directly supervised: means a health professional who is licensed in this state and whose scope of practice allows the supervision supervises the use of a laser or IPL device for cosmetic purposes while the health professional is present at the facility where and when the device is being used. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Director: means the director of the department of transportation. See Arizona Laws 32-2351
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Director: means the director of the division of narcotics enforcement and criminal investigation of the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 32-3249
  • Disciplinary action: means a regulatory sanction of a license, certificate or approval pursuant to this chapter in any combination of the following:

    (a) A civil penalty for each violation of this chapter, not to exceed $1,000 for each violation. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dispense: means the delivery by a physician 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 32-1800
  • Dispense: means to deliver to an ultimate user or research subject by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner, including the prescribing, administering, packaging, labeling or compounding necessary to prepare for that delivery. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Dispenser: means a practitioner who dispenses. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Dispensing optician: means any person, except as provided in section 32-1691, who dispenses lenses, contact lenses, frames, artificial eyes, optical devices, appurtenances thereto or parts thereof to the intended wearer on written prescription from a duly licensed physician or optometrist, and in accordance with such prescription interprets, measures, adapts, fits or adjusts the same for the aid or correction of visual or ocular anomalies of the human eye or who duplicates, replaces, reproduces or repeats the same without prescription when there is no change in refractive value, provided that contact lenses shall never be dispensed without a written contact lense prescription being on file in any optical establishment, office of an optometrist or office of a physician or verbal confirmation of that written prescription. See Arizona Laws 32-1671
  • disposition: means a voluntary transfer or assignment of any legal or equitable interest in a timeshare plan other than the creation, transfer, assignment or release of a security interest. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Distance learning instruction: means a written correspondence or electronic medium education program for students enrolled in an institution licensed under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Distribute: means to deliver, other than by administering or dispensing. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Distributor: means a person who distributes. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Division: means the financial institutions division within the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101; Version 2
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • doctor: means a natural person who is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • doctor of optometry: means a person who has graduated from an accredited college of optometry. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
  • Doctor of osteopathy: means a person who holds a license, registration or permit to practice medicine pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drug: means :

    (a) Articles recognized, or for which standards or specifications are prescribed, in the official compendium. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Drug: means a medication or substance that is any of the following:

    (a) Recognized in the official compendia or for which standards or specifications are prescribed in the official compendia. See Arizona Laws 32-2901

  • Drug enforcement administration: means the drug enforcement administration of the United States department of justice or its successor agency. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Dry needling: means a skilled intervention performed by a physical therapist that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying neural, muscular and connective tissues for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain and movement impairments. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • dual relationship: means a licensee simultaneously engages in both a professional and nonprofessional relationship with a client that is avoidable and not incidental. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Economic poison: means any substance that alone, in chemical combination with or in formulation with one or more other substances is a pesticide within the meaning of the laws of this state or the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act and that is used in the production, storage or transportation of raw agricultural commodities. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency action: means a summary suspension of a license pending revocation, suspension or probation in order to protect the public health, safety or welfare. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Emergency action: means a summary suspension of a license pending revocation, suspension or probation in order to protect the public health, safety or welfare. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • emergency medical reasons: includes transferring a prescription drug by a community pharmacy or hospital pharmacy to another community pharmacy or hospital pharmacy to alleviate a temporary shortage. See Arizona Laws 32-1981
  • Employee: means an individual who works for an employer, is listed on the employer's payroll records and is under the employer's direction and control. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Employee: means an individual who works for an employer, is listed on the employer's payroll records and is under the employer's direction and control. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Employer: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, who employs an individual for wages or salary, who lists the individual on the employer's payroll records and who withholds all legally required deductions and contributions. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Employer: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, who employs an individual for wages or salary, who lists the individual on the employer's payroll records and who withholds all legally required deductions and contributions. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Employing broker: means a person who is licensed or is required to be licensed as a:

    (a) Broker entity pursuant to section 32-2125, subsection A. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • endowed care: means the maintenance and care of all places where interments have been made of the trees, shrubs, roads, streets and other improvements and embellishments contained within or forming a part of the cemetery but does not include the maintenance or repair of monuments, tombs, copings or other man-made ornaments as associated with individual burial spaces. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Enteral feeding: means nourishment provided by means of a tube inserted into the stomach or intestine. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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
  • Equivalent: means comparable in content and quality but not identical. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Escrow: means any transaction in which any escrow property is delivered with or without transfer of legal or equitable title, or both, and irrespective of whether a debtor-creditor relationship is created, to a person not otherwise having any right, title or interest therein in connection with the sale, transfer, encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, to be delivered or redelivered by that person upon the contingent happening or nonhappening of a specified event or performance or nonperformance of a prescribed act, when it is then to be delivered by such person to a grantee, grantor, promisee, promisor, obligee, obligor, bailee or bailor, or any designated agent or employee of any of them. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Escrow agent: means any person engaged in the business of accepting escrows. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow business: means a commercial activity characterized by the regular and continuous carrying on of escrow transactions. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Escrow property: means property, money, a written instrument or evidence of title or possession to real or personal property or any other thing of value. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Evaluation: means an occupational therapist's assessment of treatment needs within the scope of practice of occupational therapy. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exchange company: means any person owning or operating or both owning and operating an exchange program. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Exchange program: means any method, arrangement or procedure for the voluntary exchange of timeshare interests or other property interests. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the board of pharmacy. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • exploiting: means taking advantage of a professional relationship with a client, former client or supervisee for the benefit or profit of the licensee. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Federal act: means the federal laws and regulations that pertain to drugs, devices, poisons and hazardous substances and that are official at the time any drug, device, poison or hazardous substance is affected by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal deposit insurance corporation: includes any successor to the corporation or other agency or instrumentality of the United States that undertakes to discharge the purposes of the corporation. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Federal financial institutions examination council: means that agency of the federal government created pursuant to 12 United States Code chapters 34 and 34A, as amended. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final plat: means a map of all or part of a subdivision essentially conforming to an approved preliminary plat, prepared in accordance with the provision of this article, those of any local applicable ordinance and other state statute. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Finance charge: means the amount payable by a consumer incident to or as a condition of the extension of a consumer lender loan but does not include other fees allowed pursuant to section 6-635. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Financial institution: means banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer lenders, international banking facilities and financial institution holding companies under the jurisdiction of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Firearms safety training instructor: means a person who provides classroom and range instruction to applicants for armed security guard certification. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Force majeure: means an act of God or of nature, a superior or overpowering force or an event or effect that cannot reasonably be anticipated or controlled and that prevents access to the sale location for conduct of a sale. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fractional interest: means an undivided interest in improved or unimproved land, lots or parcels of any size created for the purpose of sale or lease and evidenced by any receipt, certificate, deed or other document conveying the interest. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the student tuition recovery fund. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • 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
  • General plan: means a municipal statement of land development policies, that may include maps, charts, graphs and text that set forth objectives, principles and standards for local growth and redevelopment enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • General supervision: means that the supervising physical therapist is on call and is readily available via telecommunications when the physical therapist assistant is providing treatment interventions. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • General supervision: means that the physician is available for consultation regarding procedures that the physician has authorized and for which the physician remains responsible. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good manufacturing practice: means a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards and covering all aspects of design, monitoring and control of manufacturing processes and facilities to ensure that products do not pose any risk to the consumer or public. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Governmental unit: means a board, agency, department, authority, instrumentality or other unit or organization of the federal, state, county, municipal or other level of government. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grandfather clause: means a provision applicable to practitioners actively engaged in the regulated health profession before the effective date of a law that exempts the practitioners from meeting the prerequisite qualifications set forth in the law to perform prescribed occupational tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Grant: means award, bestow, confer, convey or sell. See Arizona Laws 32-3001
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Grantor: includes every person from or by whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Gross incompetence: means any professional misconduct or unreasonable lack of professional skill in the performance of professional practice. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Gross negligence: means treatment of a patient or practice of veterinary medicine resulting in injury, unnecessary suffering or death that was caused by carelessness, negligence or the disregard of established principles or practices. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • hazardous substance: includes , but is not limited to, any of the following if intended and suitable for household use or use by children:

    (a) Any substance that, according to standard works on medicine, pharmacology, pharmacognosy or toxicology, if applied to, introduced into or developed within the body in relatively small quantities by its inherent action uniformly produces serious bodily injury, disease or death. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Health care institution: means a facility as defined in section 36-401. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Health care institution: means a facility that is licensed pursuant to title 36, chapter 4, article 1. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Health profession regulatory board: means any board that regulates one or more health professionals in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-3201
  • Health professional: means a person who is certified or licensed pursuant to chapter 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 15. See Arizona Laws 32-3201
  • Health professional group: means any health professional group or organization, any individual or any other interested party that proposes that any health professional group not presently regulated be regulated or that proposes to increase the scope of practice of a health profession. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Health professions: means professions that are regulated pursuant to chapter 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 15. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Highly toxic: means any substance that falls within any of the following categories:

    (a) Produces death within fourteen days in half or more than half of a group of ten or more laboratory white rats each weighing between two hundred and three hundred grams, at a single dose of fifty milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, when orally administered. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Holder: means either:

    (a) A governmental body empowered to hold an interest in real property under the laws of this state or the United States. See Arizona Laws 33-271

  • Home equity revolving loan: means an open end revolving loan that is made pursuant to an agreement with an agreed on credit limit that is not more than ten thousand dollars, that is secured by the consumer's principal residence and that provides that advances may be obtained from time to time by the consumer through checks, drafts, items, credit access devices, orders for the payment of money, evidences of debt or similar means, whether or not negotiable. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Homeopathic medication: means a substance of animal, vegetable or mineral origin that is prepared according to homeopathic pharmacology and that is given usually in a homeopathic microdosage. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Homeopathic microdosage: means a substance prepared so that it is diluted from ten to the minus one to ten to the minus ten thousandth or higher of its original concentration. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Homeopathy: means a system of medicine that employs homeopathic medication in accordance with the principle that a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person can cure those symptoms in an ill person. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Hospital: means any institution for the care and treatment of the sick and injured that is approved and licensed as a hospital by the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Housing: means any structure suitable for residence by an individual or family. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development area: means an area within a municipality that is declared by the local governing body to be in serious need of housing and that is declared to be in need of the expenditure of public monies to assist the development of housing in the area. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Housing development project: means any undertaking related to real property, structures or improvements in a housing development area, for the purpose of establishing housing and other facilities necessary or incidental to the housing and primarily for the use of those residing in the housing. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Identification card: means a card issued by the department to a qualified applicant for an agency license, an associate or a registrant. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Identification card: means a card issued by the department to a qualified applicant for an agency license, to an associate or to a registrant. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Immediate family: means the spouse, natural or adopted children, father, mother, brothers and sisters of the physician and the natural and adopted children, father, mother, brothers and sisters of the physician's spouse. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Immediate family: means the spouse, natural or adopted children, father, mother, brothers and sisters of the physician assistant and the natural or adopted children, father, mother, brothers and sisters of the physician assistant's spouse. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Immediate family: means a person's spouse, natural or adopted children, parents and siblings and the natural or adopted children, parents and siblings of the person's spouse. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Improved lot or parcel: means a lot or parcel of a subdivision on which lot or parcel there is a residential, commercial or industrial building or concerning which a contract has been entered into between a subdivider and a purchaser that obligates the subdivider directly, or indirectly through a building contractor, to complete construction of a residential, commercial or industrial building on the lot or parcel within two years from the date on which the contract of sale for the lot is entered into. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Improvement: means required installations, pursuant to this article and subdivision regulations, including grading, sewer and water utilities, streets, easements, traffic control devices as a condition to the approval and acceptance of the final plat thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Inappropriate fee: means a fee that is not supported by documentation of time, complexity or extreme skill required to perform the service. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Incompetent as a behavior analyst: means that a person who is licensed pursuant to article 4 of this chapter lacks the knowledge or skills of a behavior analyst to a degree that is likely to endanger the health of a client. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Increase the scope of practice: means to engage in conduct beyond the authority granted to a health profession by law. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Indirect client service: means training for, and the performance of, functions of an applicant's professional practice level in preparation for or on behalf of a client for whom direct client contact functions are also performed, including case consultation and receipt of clinical supervision. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Indirect supervision: means that a licensed veterinarian is not physically present at the location where animal health care is being performed but has given either written or oral instructions for treatment of the animal patient. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Indirect supervision: means supervision by a health professional who is licensed in this state, whose scope of practice allows the supervision and who is readily accessible by telecommunication. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Insolvent: means that the value of a credit union's assets is less than its liabilities. See Arizona Laws 6-501
  • Inspection: means the periodic examination of practitioners by a state agency in order to ascertain whether the practitioners' occupation is being carried out in a fashion consistent with the public health, safety and welfare. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • institution: means an educational institution subject to licensure under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Instructor: means any person, whether acting for himself as an operator of a professional driver training school or for any such school for compensation, who teaches, conducts classes of, gives demonstrations to, or supervises the practice of persons learning to operate or drive motor vehicles or preparing to take an examination for a driver license or instruction permit, and any person who supervises the work of any other instructor. See Arizona Laws 32-2351
  • Insurance adjuster: means a person other than a private investigator who, for any consideration, engages in any of the activities prescribed in the definition of private investigator in this section in the course of adjusting or otherwise participating in the disposal of any claim under or in connection with a policy of insurance. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • 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
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interim permit: means a permit issued by the board that allows a person to practice as a physical therapist in this state or to work as a physical therapist assistant for a specific period of time and under conditions prescribed by the board before that person is issued a license or certificate. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Intern: means a pharmacy intern. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • internship: means that the program in which the training occurred or is being conducted has been approved for internship training for physicians or for graduates of a school of naturopathic medicine by the board or was approved or accredited by an educational or professional association recognized by the board or by another state's or country's licensing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Internship: means the practical, experiential, hands-on training of a pharmacy intern under the supervision of a preceptor. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Investigative hearing: means a meeting between the board and a physician to discuss issues set forth in the investigative hearing notice and during which the board may hear statements from board staff, the complainant, the physician and witnesses, if any. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and x-rays, alpha and beta particles, high speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear particles or rays. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Irritant: means any substance, other than a corrosive, that on immediate, prolonged or repeated contact with normal living tissue will induce a local inflammatory reaction. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Judgment: means either:

    (a) A final judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction. See Arizona Laws 32-2186

  • Judgment debtor: means any defendant under this article who is the subject of a judgment. See Arizona Laws 32-2186
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Jurisprudence examination: means a board-approved pharmacy law examination that is written and administered in cooperation with the national association of boards of pharmacy or another board-approved pharmacy law examination. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Label: means a display of written, printed or graphic matter on the immediate container of any article that, unless easily legible through the outside wrapper or container, also appears on the outside wrapper or container of the article's retail package. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter either:

    (a) On any article or any of its containers or wrappers. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • land: means and includes mines and mining claims. See Arizona Laws 33-432
  • Land splits: as used in this article means the division of improved or unimproved land whose area is two and one-half acres or less into two or three tracts or parcels of land for the purpose of sale or lease. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Laser technician: means a person who is or has been certified by the department pursuant to its rules and this article. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • lease: includes every disposition, transfer, option or offer or attempt to dispose of or transfer real property, or an interest, use or estate in the real property, including the offering of the property as a prize or gift if a monetary charge or consideration for whatever purpose is required. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • leasing: includes any lease, whether it is the sole, the principal or any incidental part of a transaction. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Leg: means that part of the lower limb between the knee and the foot. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Letter of concern: means a nondisciplinary written document sent by the board to notify a licensee that, 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 32-3251
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a psychologist that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action the board believes the psychologist should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the psychologist's license. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Letter of concern: means a nondisciplinary advisory letter that is issued by the board to a person who is regulated under this chapter and that states that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action the board believes that the person should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the person's license, certificate or registration. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a veterinarian that, while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the board believes the veterinarian should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the veterinarian's license. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a private investigator that while there is insufficient evidence to support probation or suspension or revocation of a license the department believes the private investigator should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the department may result in further disciplinary action against the private investigator's license. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a physician that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action against the physician's license there is sufficient evidence for the board to notify the physician of its concern. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a licensee that while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action the board believes the licensee should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the board may result in action against the license. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a licensee or registrant that while there is insufficient evidence to support probation, suspension or revocation of a license or registration the department believes the licensee or registrant should modify or eliminate certain practices and that continuation of the activities that led to the information being submitted to the department may result in further disciplinary action against the person's license or registration. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Letter of concern: means an advisory letter to notify a licensee that, while there is insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action, the board believes the licensee should modify or eliminate certain practices. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Letter of reprimand: means a disciplinary letter that is issued by the board and that informs a person who is regulated under this chapter that the person's conduct violates state or federal law but does not require the board to restrict the person's license, certificate or registration because the person's conduct did not result in harm to a patient or to the public. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Letter of reprimand: means a disciplinary letter that is issued by the board and that informs the physician assistant that the physician assistant's conduct violates state or federal law and may require the board to monitor the physician assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Letter of reprimand: means a disciplinary letter that is a public document issued by the board and that informs a licensee or permittee that the licensee's or permittee's conduct violates state or federal law and may require the board to monitor the licensee or permittee. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means a license issued under the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • license: means an individual, nontransferable authorization to carry on a health activity that would otherwise be unlawful in this state in the absence of the permission and that is based on qualifications that include graduation from an accredited or approved program and acceptable performance on a qualifying examination or a series of examinations. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • License: means a license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • License: means the whole or part of any agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, public report, charter or similar form of permission required by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • License: means a license issued under the authority of this chapter to make consumer lender loans in accordance with this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • License period: means the two-year period beginning with the date of original issue or renewal of a particular license and ending on the expiration date, if any. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Licensed nursing assistant: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to provide or assist in the delivery of nursing or nursing-related services under the supervision and direction of a licensed nursing staff member. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Licensed practitioner: means a person who is licensed or otherwise authorized by law to practice medicine, dentistry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry, chiropractic or naturopathic medicine in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Licensed respiratory care practitioner: means a respiratory therapist who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Licensed veterinarian: means a person who is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Licensed veterinary faculty member: means a person who is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine as an employee of a veterinary college in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Licensee: means a corporation, company, firm, partnership, association or society, as well as a natural person, licensed by the superintendent to engage in the business of a debt management company pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-701
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Licensee: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Licensee: means a person to whom a license for the current license period has been granted under any provision of this chapter, and, for purposes of section 32-2153, subsection A, shall include original license applicants. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Licensee: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter or in a party state as defined in section 32-1668. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Licensee: means a person licensed to practice the profession of optometry pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
  • Licensee: means a person to whom an agency license is granted pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Licensee: means a person to whom an agency license is granted pursuant to article 2 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Licensee: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Licensee: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • 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 32-1501
  • Limit: means a nondisciplinary action that is taken by the board and that alters a physician assistant's practice or medical activities if there is evidence that the physician assistant is or may be mentally or physically unable to safely engage in health care tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Limited license: means a license that restricts the scope and setting of a licensee's practice. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Limited service pharmacy: means a pharmacy that is approved by the board to practice a limited segment of pharmacy as indicated by the permit issued by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local governing body: means the council or legislative body charged with governing the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Lot reservation: means an expression of interest by a prospective purchaser in buying at some time in the future a subdivided or unsubdivided lot, unit or parcel in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Malpractice: means treatment in a manner contrary to accepted practices and with injurious results. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Mammographic technologist: means a person who applies ionizing radiation to the breasts of a human being for diagnostic purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Managing entity: means the association or other person that undertakes the duties, responsibilities and obligations of the management of a timeshare plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Manual therapy techniques: means a broad group of passive interventions in which physical therapists use their hands to administer skilled movements designed to modulate pain, increase joint range of motion, reduce or eliminate soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction, induce relaxation, improve contractile and noncontractile tissue extensibility, and improve pulmonary function. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Master planned community: means a development that consists of two or more separately platted subdivisions and that is either subject to a master declaration of covenants, conditions or restrictions, is subject to restrictive covenants sufficiently uniform in character to clearly indicate a general scheme for improvement or development of real property or is governed or administered by a master owner's association. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Medical assistant: means an unlicensed person who has completed an educational program approved by the board, who assists in a medical practice under the supervision of a doctor of osteopathic medicine and who performs delegated procedures commensurate with the assistant's education and training but who does not diagnose, interpret, design or modify established treatment programs or violate any statute. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Medical assistant: means an unlicensed person who has completed an educational program approved by the board, who assists in a homeopathic practice under the supervision of a doctor of homeopathy and who performs delegated procedures commensurate with the assistant's education and training but who does not diagnose, interpret, design or modify established treatment programs or violate any statute. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Medical direction: means direction by a physician who is licensed pursuant to chapter 13 or 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Medical incompetence: means lacking sufficient medical knowledge or skills, or both, to a degree likely to endanger the health of patients or lacking equipment, supplies or medication to properly perform a procedure. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Medical incompetence: means the lack of sufficient medical knowledge or skill by a licensee to a degree that is likely to endanger a patient's health. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Medical practitioner: means any medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, dentist, podiatrist, veterinarian or other person who is licensed and authorized by law to use and prescribe drugs and devices for the treatment of sick and injured human beings or animals or for the diagnosis or prevention of sickness in human beings or animals in this state or any state, territory or district of the United States. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Medically incompetent: means a person who is licensed, certified or registered pursuant to this chapter and who lacks sufficient naturopathic medical knowledge or skills, or both, to a degree that is likely to endanger the health of patients. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Medically incompetent: means that a physician assistant lacks sufficient medical knowledge or skills, or both, in performing delegated health care tasks to a degree likely to endanger the health or safety of patients. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Medication order: means a written or verbal communication given by a certified registered nurse anesthetist to a health care professional to administer a drug or medication, including controlled substances. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Medication order: means a written or verbal order from a medical practitioner or that person's authorized agent to administer a drug or device. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • 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 osteopathic medicine as practiced by a person who receives a degree of doctor of osteopathy. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Member: means a member of the real estate advisory board. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Membership camping broker: means a person, other than a salesperson, who, for compensation:

    (a) Sells, purchases, lists, exchanges or leases membership camping contracts. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • Membership camping contract: means an agreement that is offered or sold in this state evidencing a purchaser's right or license to use the camping or outdoor recreation facilities of a membership camping operator and includes a membership that provides for this use. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Membership camping operator: means an enterprise, other than one that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended, that solicits membership paid for by a fee or periodic payments and has as one of its purposes camping or outdoor recreation, including the use of camping sites primarily by members. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Membership camping salesperson: means a natural person who acts on the person's own behalf or through and on behalf of a professional limited liability company or a professional corporation engaged by or on behalf of a licensed membership camping or real estate broker, or by or on behalf of a corporation, partnership or limited liability company that is licensed as a membership camping or real estate broker, to perform any act or participate in any transaction in a manner included in the definition of membership camping broker. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Minor surgery: means those invasive procedures that may be delegated to a physician assistant by a supervising physician, that are consistent with the training and experience of the physician assistant, that are normally taught in courses of training approved by the board and that have been approved by the board as falling within a scope of practice of a physician assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Minor surgery: means surgical procedures that are conducted by a licensee who is licensed pursuant to section 32-2912, subsection A in an outpatient setting and that involve the removal or repair of lesions or injuries to the skin, mucous membranes and subcutaneous tissues, the use of topical, local or regional anesthetic agents, the treatment by stabilizing or casting nondisplaced and uncomplicated fractures of the extremities and diagnostic endoscopies of the intestinal tract, nasopharynx and vagina. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Mobile food unit: means a food establishment that is licensed by this state, that is readily movable and that dispenses food or beverages for immediate service and consumption and other incidental retail items from any vehicle as defined in section 28-101. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Mobile food vendor: means any person who owns, controls, manages or leases a mobile food unit or contracts with a person to prepare foods and vend from, drive or operate a mobile food unit. See Arizona Laws 9-485
  • Monies due under the contract: means :

    (a) Any principal and interest payments which are currently due and payable to the seller. See Arizona Laws 33-741

  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Multisite timeshare plan: includes a specific timeshare interest or a nonspecific timeshare interest. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • 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
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Natural substance: means a homeopathic, botanical, nutritional or other supplement that does not require a prescription pursuant to federal law before it is prescribed, dispensed or otherwise furnished to a patient and that is prescribed by a physician who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to enhance health, prevent disease or treat a medical condition diagnosed by the physician. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • naturopathic medical assistant: means a person who is certified by the board as a medical assistant, who assists a doctor of naturopathic medicine and who may perform delegated procedures that are commensurate with the assistant's education and training under the direct supervision of a doctor of naturopathic medicine and that do not include diagnosing, designing or modifying established treatment programs or those procedures prohibited by the board or by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Naturopathic medical student: means a person who is enrolled in a course of study at an approved school of naturopathic medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Naturopathic medicine: means medicine as taught in approved schools of naturopathic medicine and in clinical, internship, preceptorship and postdoctoral training programs approved by the board and practiced by a recipient of a degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Negligence: means the failure of a licensed veterinarian to exercise reasonable care in the practice of veterinary medicine. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequence of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Neuromuscular integration: means musculoskeletal therapy that uses any combination of manual methods, physical agents and physical medicine procedures and devices to improve physiological function by normalizing body structure. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • New drug: means either:

    (a) Any drug the composition of which is such that the drug is not generally recognized among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of drugs as safe and effective for use under the conditions prescribed, recommended or suggested in the labeling. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Newly enrolled student: means a student enrolling with a private postsecondary education institution for the first time or reenrolling after an absence from the institution for one or more years. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonspecific timeshare interest: means the right to use accommodations at more than one component site created by or acquired through the timeshare plan's reservation system, but not including a specific right to use any particular accommodations. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Normal distribution channel: means the chain of custody for a prescription-only drug that begins with the delivery of the drug by a manufacturer to a wholesale distributor who then delivers the drug to a pharmacy or a practitioner for final receipt by a patient. See Arizona Laws 32-1981
  • Notice: means personal service or the mailing of a copy of the notice by certified mail addressed either to the person at the person's latest address of record in the board office or to the person's attorney. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Nuclear medicine technologist: means a person who uses radiopharmaceutical agents on humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes as set forth in rules adopted pursuant to section 32-2815. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Nurse: means a person who is licensed pursuant to chapter 15 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Nutrition: means the recommendation by a licensee of therapeutic or preventative dietary measures, food factor concentrates, fasting and cleansing regimens and the rebalancing by a licensee of digestive system function to correct diseases of malnutrition, to resolve conditions of metabolic imbalance and to support optimal vitality. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Nutritional supplementation: means vitamins, minerals and caloric supplementation. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Obligee: includes any bondholder, any agents or trustees for any bondholders or any lessor demising to the municipality property used in connection with a housing development project, or any assignee or assignees of such lessor's interest or any part of the lessor's interest, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-441
  • Occupational therapist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to practice occupational therapy and who is a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy education program, completes the approved fieldwork and passes the examination as required by the board pursuant to section 32-3424. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Occupational therapy: means the use of therapeutic activities or modalities to promote engagement in activities with individuals who are limited by physical or cognitive injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental or learning disabilities, sensory processing or modulation deficits or the aging process in order to achieve optimum functional performance, maximize independence, prevent disability and maintain health. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Occupational therapy assistant: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter, who is a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy assistant education program, who assists in the practice of occupational therapy and who performs delegated procedures commensurate with the person's education and training. See Arizona Laws 32-3401
  • Occupational therapy services: includes the following:

    (a) Developing an intervention and training plan that is based on the occupational therapist's evaluation of the client's occupational history and experiences, including the client's daily living activities, development, activity demands, values and needs. See Arizona Laws 32-3401

  • offering: means any marketing, promotion, solicitation or advertising of any kind that is intended to interest prospective customers in the sale, lease or use of a timeshare interest in a timeshare plan, other than as security for an obligation, whether now or in the future. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Official compendium: means the latest revision of the United States pharmacopeia and the national formulary or any current supplement. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • On-site supervision: means that the supervising physical therapist is on site and is present in the facility or on the campus where assistive personnel or a holder of an interim permit is performing services, is immediately available to assist the person being supervised in the services being performed and maintains continued involvement in appropriate aspects of each treatment session in which a component of treatment is delegated. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Online course: means prelicensure education that is a planned learning experience with a geographic separation that may be synchronous or asynchronous, that does not require real-time interaction between a student and an instructor and that uses a platform with self-paced or prerecorded lessons and materials that a student can access via the internet to proceed at the student's own pace. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Operate: means to establish, keep, maintain or utilize a physical facility, location or mailing address in this state where, from which or through which students are procured for private vocational or private degree programs, private vocational or private degree programs are offered or private vocational credentials or private degrees are offered or granted and includes contracting for the performance of any of these acts. See Arizona Laws 32-3001
  • Optical establishment: means a physical location in which lenses, contact lenses, frames, artificial eyes, optical devices, appurtenances thereto or parts thereof are dispensed to the intended wearer on written prescription from a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 13 or 17 of this title or an optometrist licensed pursuant to chapter 16 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-1671
  • 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
  • Original contractor: means any contractor who has a direct contractual relationship with the owner. See Arizona Laws 33-1051
  • Orthomolecular therapy: means therapy to provide the optimum concentration of substances normally present in the human body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Other jurisdiction: means one of the other forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a territory of the United States of America. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Package: means a receptacle defined or described in the United States pharmacopeia and the national formulary as adopted by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Packaging: means the act or process of placing a drug item or device in a container for the purpose or intent of dispensing or distributing the item or device to another. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Parent corporation: means a corporation which owns eighty per cent or more of every class of the issued and outstanding stock of another corporation or, in the case of a savings and loan association, eighty per cent or more of its issued and outstanding guaranty capital. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Parenteral nutrition: means intravenous feeding that provides a person with fluids and essential nutrients the person needs while the person is unable to receive adequate fluids or feedings by mouth or by enteral feeding. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Patient: means a person who receives psychological services. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Payoff deed: means the deed that the seller is obligated to deliver to the purchaser on payment in full of all monies due under the contract to convey to the purchaser the remainder of the seller's title in the property, whether legal or equitable, as prescribed by the terms of the contract. See Arizona Laws 33-741
  • 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
  • Perpetual or endowed-care cemetery: means a cemetery wherein lots or other burial spaces are sold or transferred under the representation that the cemetery will receive perpetual care or endowed care free of further cost to the purchaser after payment of the original purchase price for the lot, burial space or interment right. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership or company and any other form of multiple organization for carrying on business, foreign or domestic. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Person: means a natural person. See Arizona Laws 32-1671
  • Person: means any individual, firm, corporation, trust, association or partnership. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: includes an individual, firm, association, partnership, trust or corporation. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, association, estate, trust, federal or state government, political subdivision or other legal entity or any combination of these entities. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation and association, and their duly authorized agents. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Person injured: means a student of a private postsecondary education institution which is not exempt from this article pursuant to section 32-3072, subsection D and which charges prepaid tuition to a student who is damaged monetarily by the institution ceasing operations before fulfilling its contractual obligations or fully providing the services which were paid for in advance. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • pharmaceutical agent: means a prescription or nonprescription substance or a schedule III controlled substance used for examination, diagnosis or treatment of conditions of the human eye and its adnexa. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
  • Pharmaceutical care: means the provision of drug therapy and other pharmaceutical patient care services. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Pharmaceutical medicine: means a drug therapy that uses prescription-only and nonprescription pharmaceutical agents as well as medicinal agents of botanical, biological or mineral origin and that is based on current scientific indications or traditional or historical usage indications. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Pharmacist: means an individual who is currently licensed by the board to practice the profession of pharmacy in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Pharmacist in charge: means the pharmacist who is responsible to the board for a licensed establishment's compliance with the laws and administrative rules of this state and of the federal government pertaining to the practice of pharmacy, the manufacturing of drugs and the distribution of drugs and devices. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Pharmacist licensure examination: means a board-approved examination that is written and administered in cooperation with the national association of boards of pharmacy or any other board-approved pharmacist licensure examination. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Pharmacy intern: means a person who has all of the qualifications and experience prescribed in section 32-1923. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Pharmacy technician: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Pharmacy technician trainee: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Physical therapist: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Physical therapist assistant: means a person who meets the requirements of this chapter for certification and who performs physical therapy procedures and related tasks that have been selected and delegated by the supervising physical therapist. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Physical therapy: means the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Physical therapy aide: means a person who is trained under the direction of a physical therapist and who performs designated and supervised routine physical therapy tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • Physician: means a doctor of naturopathic medicine who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Physician: means a doctor of osteopathy who holds a license, a permit or a locum tenens registration to practice osteopathic medicine pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Physician: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to chapter 13 or 17 of this title. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Physician assistant: means a person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter and who practices medicine with physician supervision. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, a hearing officer, the legislative body itself or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Planning agency: means the official body designated by local ordinance to carry out the purposes of this article and may be a planning department, a planning commission, the legislative body itself, or any combination thereof. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Plat: means a map of a subdivision:

    (a) "Preliminary plat" means a preliminary map, including supporting data, indicating a proposed subdivision design prepared in accordance with the provisions of this article and those of any local applicable ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-463

  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • postdoctoral training: means that the program in which the training occurred or is being conducted has been approved for specialty training or for graduate medical education in naturopathic medicine by the board or approved or accredited by an educational or professional association recognized by the board or by another state's or country's licensing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • 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
  • Practical nurse: means a person who holds a practical nurse license issued pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to a multistate compact privilege and who practices practical nursing as defined in this section. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Practical nursing: includes the following activities that are performed under the supervision of a physician or a registered nurse:

    (a) Contributing to the assessment of the health status of individuals and groups. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Practical technologist in bone densitometry: means a technologist who holds a certificate to apply ionizing radiation to a person's hips, spine and extremities through the use of a bone density machine. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Practical technologist in podiatry: means a person holding a practical technologist in podiatry certificate that is granted and issued by the department. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Practical technologist in radiology: means a person holding a practical technologist in radiology certificate that is granted and issued by the department. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Practical technologist in radiology certificate: means a certificate that is issued to a person, other than a licensed practitioner, who applies ionizing radiation to specific parts of the human body for diagnostic purposes while under the specific direction of a licensed practitioner. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Practice of behavioral health: means the practice of marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work and substance abuse counseling pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Practice of marriage and family therapy: means the professional application of family systems theories, principles and techniques to treat interpersonal relationship issues and nervous, mental and emotional disorders that are cognitive, affective or behavioral. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Practice of naturopathic medicine: means a medical system of diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, ailments, infirmities and other conditions of the human mind and body, including by natural means, drugless methods, drugs, nonsurgical methods, devices, physical, electrical, hygienic and sanitary measures and all forms of physical agents and modalities. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • practice of osteopathic medicine: means all of the following:

    (a) To examine, diagnose, treat, prescribe for, palliate, prevent or correct human diseases, injuries, ailments, infirmities and deformities, physical or mental conditions, real or imaginary, by the use of drugs, surgery, manipulation, electricity or any physical, mechanical or other means as provided by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1800

  • Practice of physical therapy: means :

    (a) Examining, evaluating and testing persons who have mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations and disabilities or other health and movement related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, a prognosis and a plan of therapeutic intervention and to assess the ongoing effects of intervention. See Arizona Laws 32-2001

  • Practice of professional counseling: means the professional application of mental health, psychological and human development theories, principles and techniques to:

    (a) Facilitate human development and adjustment throughout the human life span. See Arizona Laws 32-3251

  • Practice of psychology: means the psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment or correction of mental, emotional, behavioral or psychological abilities, illnesses or disorders or purporting or attempting to do this consistent with section 32-2076. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Practice of respiratory care: means direct and indirect respiratory care services that are performed in a clinic, hospital, skilled nursing facility or private dwelling or other place deemed appropriate or necessary by the board in accordance with the prescription or verbal order of a physician and performed under qualified medical direction. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Practice of social work: means the professional application of social work theories, principles, methods and techniques to:

    (a) Treat mental, behavioral and emotional disorders. See Arizona Laws 32-3251

  • Practice of substance abuse counseling: means the professional application of general counseling theories, principles and techniques as specifically adapted, based on research and clinical experience, to the specialized needs and characteristics of persons who are experiencing substance abuse, chemical dependency and related problems and to the families of those persons. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Practice of the profession of optometry: means :

    (a) The examination or refraction of the human eye and its appendages and the employment of any objective or subjective means or methods other than surgery for the purpose of diagnosing or treating any visual, muscular, neurological or anatomical anomalies of the eye. See Arizona Laws 32-1701

  • Practitioner: means an individual who has achieved knowledge and skill by practice and who is actively engaged in a specified health profession. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Practitioner: means any physician, dentist, veterinarian, scientific investigator or other person who is licensed, registered or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state, or any pharmacy, hospital or other institution that is licensed, registered or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preceptor: means a pharmacist who is serving as the practical instructor of an intern and complies with section 32-1923. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • preceptorship: means that the program in which the training occurred or is being conducted has been approved for preceptorship training for physicians or for graduates of a school of naturopathic medicine by the board or was approved or accredited by an educational or professional association recognized by the board or by another state's or country's licensing agency recognized by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Precomputed consumer loan: means a consumer loan that is payable in substantially equal, consecutive monthly installments that are applied to the unpaid balance of the principal and precomputed finance charges combined, subject to provisions for refund or credit in the event of prepayment and for deferral or default charges in the event of deferral or default. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Precursor chemical: means a substance that is:

    (a) The principal compound that is commonly used or that is produced primarily for use and that is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance, the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail or limit manufacture. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Premium: means anything of value offered, promised or given to a prospective customer as an incentive to attend a presentation for the sale, lease or use of a timeshare interest or to tour or visit a timeshare property. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Prepaid tuition: means monies advanced to an educational institution before the educational institution provides its service. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Prescription: means either a prescription order or a prescription medication. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Prescription medication: means any drug, including label and container according to context, that is dispensed pursuant to a prescription order. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Prescription order: means any of the following:

    (a) An order to a pharmacist for drugs or devices issued and signed by a duly licensed medical practitioner in the authorized course of the practitioner's professional practice. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Presence: means within the same health care institution or office as specified in section 32-1634. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Private investigator: means a person other than an insurance adjuster or an on-duty peace officer as defined in section 1-215 who, for any consideration, engages in business or accepts employment to:

    (a) Furnish, agree to make or make any investigation for the purpose of obtaining information with reference to:

    (i) Crime or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States. See Arizona Laws 32-2401

  • Private security guard service: means any agency, individual or employer in the business of furnishing to the public for hire, fee or reward dogs, watchmen, patrol services, private security guards or other persons to protect human life or to prevent the theft or the misappropriation or concealment of goods, wares, merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, choses in action or other property, valuable documents, papers and articles of value. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Private vocational program: means an instructional program which includes a course or group of courses as defined in section 15-101 for which a student does not earn a degree and which is designed to provide or is advertised as providing a student with sufficient skills for entry into a paid occupation, and which is not conducted solely by a public school, public community college or public university. See Arizona Laws 32-3001
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Process: means execution, attachment, garnishment, replevin, sale or any final process issued from any court or any other judicial remedy provided for collection of debts. See Arizona Laws 33-1121
  • Producer: means a person that has a financial interest in producing or causing citrus, fruit or vegetable commodities to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Producer: means a person that is engaged in this state in the business of producing or causing citrus fruit to be produced for market in commercial quantities. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Professional negligence: means any of the following:

    (a) That a licensee administers treatment to a patient in a manner that is contrary to accepted practices and that harms the patient if it can be shown to the board's satisfaction that accepted practices are inherently less hazardous. See Arizona Laws 32-2901

  • professional nurse: means a person who practices registered nursing and who holds a registered nurse license issued pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to a multistate compact privilege. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • professional services: means architectural practice, engineering practice or land surveying practice as defined in section 32-101. See Arizona Laws 33-1007
  • Professionally incompetent: means :

    (a) Incompetence based on a variety of factors, including a lack of sufficient pharmaceutical knowledge or skills or experience to a degree likely to endanger the health of patients. See Arizona Laws 32-1901

  • Promotion: means a plan or device, including one involving the possibility of a prospective purchaser receiving a vacation, discount vacation, gift or prize, used by a developer or the developer's employee, or on the developer's behalf by an agent or the agent's employee, an independent contractor or the independent contractor's employee in connection with the offering and sale of timeshare interests in a timeshare plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • promotional practice: means advertising and any other act, practice, device or scheme to induce directly or indirectly any person to enter into any obligation or acquire any title or interest in or use of real property subject to this chapter, including meetings with prospective purchasers, arrangements for prospective purchasers to visit real property, travel allowances and discount, exchange, refund and cancellation privileges. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Property: means the real property described in the contract and any personal property included under the contract. See Arizona Laws 33-741
  • Property management firm: means any corporation, partnership or limited liability company licensed pursuant to section 32-2125, subsection A or a designated broker that by written agreement, manages rental property or properties for compensation. See Arizona Laws 32-2171
  • Property tax agent: means an individual who is designated by a person or is an employee of an entity designated as an agent pursuant to section 42-16001, who acts on behalf of a person who owns, controls or possesses property valued by a county assessor and who receives a fee for the analysis of any matter relating to the review of the valuation of the person's property before the assessor. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Property tax agent: means an individual who is designated by a person or is an employee of an entity designated as an agent pursuant to section 42-16001, who acts on behalf of a person who owns, controls or possesses property valued by a county assessor or the department of revenue and who receives a fee for the analysis of any matter relating to the review of the valuation or legal classification of the person's property before the assessor, the county or state board of equalization or the department of revenue. See Arizona Laws 32-3651
  • Proprietary company: means a company that employs security guards or armed security guards solely for use of and service to itself and not for others. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Psychoeducation: means the education of a client as part of a treatment process that provides the client with information regarding mental health, emotional disorders or behavioral health. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Psychologically incompetent: means a person lacking in sufficient psychological knowledge or skills to a degree likely to endanger the health of clients or patients. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Psychologist: means a natural person holding a license to practice psychology pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Psychotherapy: means a variety of treatment methods developing out of generally accepted theories about human behavior and development. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Purchase agreement: means a document that legally obligates a person to sell or buy a timeshare interest. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Purchaser: means the person or any successor in interest to the person who has contracted to purchase the seller's title to the property which is the subject of the contract. See Arizona Laws 33-741
  • Purchaser: means any person, other than a developer, who, by means of a voluntary transfer, acquires a legal or equitable interest in a timeshare plan other than a security for an obligation. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Qualifying party: means the individual meeting the qualifications under this chapter for an agency license. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Qualifying party: means the individual who meets the qualifications under this chapter for an agency license. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radiation therapy technologist: means a person who uses radiation on humans for therapeutic purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Radioactive substance: means a substance that emits ionizing radiation. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Radiologic technologist: means a person who holds a certificate that is issued by the department and that allows that person to apply ionizing radiation to individuals at the direction of a licensed practitioner for general diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Radiologic technology: means the science and art of applying ionizing radiation to human beings for general diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Radiologist: means a licensed practitioner of medicine or osteopathic medicine who has undertaken a course of training that meets the requirements for admission to the examination of the American board of radiology or the American osteopathic board of radiology. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Radiologist assistant: means a person who holds a certificate pursuant to section 32-2819 and who performs independent advanced procedures in medical imaging and interventional radiology under the guidance, directions, supervision and discretion of a licensed practitioner of medicine or osteopathic medicine specializing in radiology as set forth in section 32-2819 and the rules adopted pursuant to that section. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Real estate: includes leasehold-interests and any estates in land as defined in title 33, chapter 2, articles 1 and 2, regardless of whether located in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Real estate: means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • real estate appraisal: means a statement that is independently and impartially prepared by an individual setting forth an opinion as to the market value of real property as of a specific date and supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Real estate broker: means a person, other than a salesperson, who, for another and for compensation:

    (a) Sells, exchanges, purchases, rents or leases real estate, businesses and business opportunities or timeshare interests. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • Real estate related financial transaction: means any transaction involving the sale of, lease of, purchase of, investment in or exchange of real property, including interests in property or the financing of property, the refinancing of real property or interests in real property and the use of real property or interests in property as security for a loan or investment, including mortgage-backed securities. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Real estate sales contract: means an agreement in which one party agrees to convey title to real estate to another party on the satisfaction of specified conditions set forth in the contract. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Real estate salesperson: means a natural person who acts on the person's own behalf or through and on behalf of a professional limited liability company or a professional corporation engaged by or on behalf of a licensed real estate broker, or by or on behalf of a limited liability company, partnership or corporation that is licensed as a real estate broker, to perform any act or participate in any transaction in a manner included in the definition of real estate broker subject to section 32-2155. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Real property: means one or more defined interests, benefits and rights inherent in the ownership of real estate. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property appraisal services: means the practice of developing an opinion of the value of real property in conformance with the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice published by the appraisal foundation. See Arizona Laws 32-3661
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Redemption certificate: means a premium that grants a right to or the promise of the future delivery of goods or services and that is conditioned on the holder's compliance with stated requirements, limitations or conditions. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Registered nurse practitioner: means a registered nurse who:

    (a) Is certified by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Registered nursing: includes the following:

    (a) Diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential health problems. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Registered trainee appraiser: means a person who meets both of the following requirements:

    (a) Is registered with the superintendent and meets the appraiser qualifications board's qualifications for trainee appraisers to perform appraisal services only under the direct supervision of a certified appraiser who has met the minimum criteria to be a supervisory appraiser. See Arizona Laws 32-3601

  • Registrant: means an employee of a licensed agency qualified to perform the services of the agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Registrant: means an employee of a licensed agency who is qualified to perform the services of a security guard. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Registrant: means a person or entity that owns or operates a laser or IPL device for which the application for registration is on file with the department and that is in compliance with department rules. See Arizona Laws 32-3231
  • Registration: means the formal notification that, before rendering services, a practitioner shall submit to a state agency setting forth the name and address of the practitioner, the location, nature and operation of the health activity to be practiced and, if required by a regulatory entity, a description of the service to be provided. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Registration certificate: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that an employee of a business holding an agency license has satisfactorily complied with article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Registration certificate: means a certificate that is authenticated by the department and that attests that an employee of a business holding an agency license has satisfactorily complied with article 3 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Registry of nursing assistants: means the nursing assistants registry maintained by the board pursuant to the omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1987 (P. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Regular license: means a valid and existing license that is issued pursuant to section 32-2521 to perform health care tasks. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Regularly: means that veterinary services are offered to the public once a month or more frequently. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Regularly engaged in the business: means either:

    (a) Advertising to or any other solicitation of a resident of this state that offers a consumer loan and that occurs within this state. See Arizona Laws 6-601

  • Regulated party: means any person or entity that is licensed, certified, registered, recognized or approved pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1601
  • Regulatory entity: means any board, commission, agency or department of this state that regulates one or more health professions in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • Relocation management company: means a business entity whose exclusive business services are not for mortgage purposes and include the relocation of employees as an agent or contractor for the employer or the employer's agent for the purposes of determining an anticipated sales price, as defined by the worldwide employee relocation council, of the residence of an employee being relocated by the employer in the course of its business. See Arizona Laws 32-3661
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Remote dispensing site pharmacy: means a pharmacy where a pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern prepares, compounds or dispenses prescription medications under remote supervision by a pharmacist. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Remote supervision by a pharmacist: means that a pharmacist directs and controls the actions of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns through the use of audio and visual technology. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Rental agreement: means a lease or leasing agreement. See Arizona Laws 32-2171
  • Report: means to stenographically or by voice writing record and transcribe sworn proceedings. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Reservation system: means the method, arrangement or procedure in which a purchaser, in order to reserve the use or occupancy of any accommodation of a multisite timeshare plan for one or more timeshare periods, is required to compete with other purchasers in the same multisite timeshare plan, regardless of whether the reservation system is operated and maintained by the multisite timeshare plan managing entity, an exchange company or any other person. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • 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
  • Respiratory therapist: means a person who successfully completes a respiratory therapy training program approved by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Respiratory therapy training program: means a program that is accredited by the commission on accreditation for respiratory care or its successor agency and that is adopted by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-3501
  • Responsible veterinarian: means the veterinarian who is responsible to the board for compliance by licensed veterinary premises with the laws and rules of this state and of the federal government pertaining to the practice of veterinary medicine and responsible for the establishment of policy at such premises. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • 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 32-1501
  • Restrict: means a disciplinary action that is taken by the board and that alters a physician assistant's practice or medical activities if there is evidence that the physician assistant is or may be medically incompetent or guilty of unprofessional conduct. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Restricted license: means a license on which the board places restrictions or conditions, or both, as to the scope of practice, place of practice, supervision of practice, duration of licensed status or type or condition of a patient to whom the licensee may provide services. See Arizona Laws 32-2001
  • revoke: means the official cancellation of a license, permit, registration or other approval authorized by the board for a period of two years unless otherwise specified by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Right-of-way: means any public right-of-way and includes any area required for public use pursuant to any general or specific plan. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Right-of-way: means any public or private right-of-way and includes any area required for public use pursuant to any general or specific plan as provided for in article 6 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Safely engage in employment duties: means that a permittee or the permittee's employee is able to safely engage in employment duties related to the manufacture, sale, distribution or dispensing of drugs, devices, poisons, hazardous substances, controlled substances or precursor chemicals. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Sales agent: means a person who, directly or through the person's employees, agents or independent contractors, sells or offers to sell one or more timeshare interests in a timeshare plan to any individual in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Salesperson: when used without modification, means a natural person who acts on the person's own behalf or through and on behalf of a professional limited liability company or a professional corporation licensed under this chapter or any person required to be licensed as a salesperson under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Satellite pharmacy: means a work area located within a hospital or on a hospital campus that is not separated by other commercial property or residential property, that is under the direction of a pharmacist, that is a remote extension of a centrally licensed hospital pharmacy and that is owned by and dependent on the centrally licensed hospital pharmacy for administrative control, staffing and drug procurement and that is not required to be separately permitted. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • School: means a person or entity that offers a course of study towards completion of the education requirements leading to licensure or renewal of licensure under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • school: means a business enterprise conducted by an individual, association, partnership, or corporation that educates and trains persons, either practically or theoretically, or both, to operate or drive commercial motor vehicles, that prepares applicants for an examination given by the state for a commercial driver license or instruction permit and that charges a consideration or tuition for these services. See Arizona Laws 32-2351
  • school of naturopathic medicine: means a school or college determined by the board to have an educational program that meets standards prescribed by the council on naturopathic medical education, or its successor agency, and that offers a course of study that, on successful completion, results in the awarding of the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine and whose course of study is either of the following:

    (a) Accredited or a candidate for accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States secretary of education as a specialized accrediting agency for schools of naturopathic medicine or its successor. See Arizona Laws 32-1501

  • Security guard: means any person employed by a private security guard service or proprietary company as a watchman, patrolman, bodyguard, personal protection guard or private security guard or any other person who performs security guard services, but does not include any regularly commissioned police or peace officer or railroad police appointed pursuant to section 40-856. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Security guard training instructor: means a person who provides instruction to applicants for unarmed security guard certification. See Arizona Laws 32-2601
  • Seller: means the person or any successor in interest to the person who has contracted to convey his title to the property which is the subject of the contract. See Arizona Laws 33-741
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • sexual conduct: includes :

    (i) Engaging in or soliciting sexual relationships, whether consensual or nonconsensual. See Arizona Laws 32-2501

  • Shipper: means a person that engages in shipping, transporting, selling or marketing citrus, fruits or vegetables under the shipper's own registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the fruits or vegetables for the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-401
  • Shipper: means a person that ships, transports, sells or markets citrus fruit under the person's registered trademark or label or a person that first markets the citrus fruit on behalf of the producer. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Single site timeshare plan: means the right to use accommodations at a single timeshare property. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Special purpose licensing examination: means an examination 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 in another jurisdiction of the United States and to determine the competence of a physician under investigation by a state licensing board. See Arizona Laws 32-2901
  • Specialist: means a physician who has successfully completed approved postdoctoral training, who is certified by a specialty board of examiners recognized by the board and who is certified by the board to practice the specialty pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1501
  • Specialist: means a veterinarian who is certified as a diplomate in a particular discipline by a national specialty board or college recognized by the American veterinary medical association after the completion of additional education and training, an internship or residency, passing required examinations and meeting any other criteria required by the various individual national specialty boards or colleges. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Specialist: means a physician who has successfully completed postdoctoral training in an approved postgraduate training program, an approved preceptorship or an approved residency or who is board certified by a specialty board approved by the board. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Specialized accrediting agency: means an agency which is recognized by the United States department of education and which accredits individual programs offered by institutions and not the institutions themselves. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Specific plan: means a detailed element of the general plan enacted under the provisions of this article or a prior statute. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Standards of professional appraisal practice: means the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice promulgated by the appraisal standards board of the appraisal foundation. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • State agency: means any department, board, commission or agency of this state. See Arizona Laws 32-3101
  • State-licensed or state-certified appraiser: means a person who develops and communicates appraisals and who holds a current, valid license or certificate issued under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stock cooperative: means a corporation to which all of the following apply:

    (a) The corporation is formed or used to hold title to improved real property in fee simple or for a term of years. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • Stop notice: means a written notice that is signed and verified by the claimant or its agent and that states in general terms all of the following:

    (a) A description of the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools furnished or agreed to be furnished by the claimant. See Arizona Laws 33-1051

  • Street: means streets, highways, freeways, expressways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, roads, lanes, walks, alleys, viaducts, subways, tunnels, bridges, public access easements and rights-of-way. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Street: means any existing or proposed street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway, place, bridge, viaduct or easement for public vehicular access or a street shown in a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law or a street in a plat duly filed and recorded in the county recorder's office. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivider: means any person who offers for sale or lease six or more lots, parcels or fractional interests in a subdivision or who causes land to be subdivided into a subdivision for the subdivider or for others, or who undertakes to develop a subdivision, but does not include a public agency or officer authorized by law to create subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Subdivider: means a person, firm, corporation, partnership, association, syndicate, trust or other legal entity that files application and initiates proceedings for the subdivision of land in accordance with the provisions of this article, any local applicable ordinance and other state statute, except that an individual serving as agent for such legal entity is not a subdivider. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision: means any land or portion thereof subject to the provisions of this article as provided in section 9-463. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision regulations: means a municipal ordinance regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions enacted under the provisions of article 6. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Subdivision regulations: means a municipal ordinance regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions enacted under the provisions of this article or any prior statute regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subdivision trust: means an agreement in which title to real property or an interest therein is held for the limited purpose of holding, subdividing, developing or selling real property or an interest therein, or to facilitate any business transaction with respect thereto and under which agreement the trustee acts pursuant to direction of its beneficiaries, and without discretionary powers, with respect to the holding, subdivision, development or sale of real estate or an interest therein or the disposition of the proceeds therefrom. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • 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
  • Subscription provider of health care: means an entity that, through contractual agreement, is responsible for the payment, in whole or in part, of debts incurred by a person for medical or other health care services. See Arizona Laws 32-1800
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Supervisee: means any person who functions under the extended authority of the psychologist to provide, or while in training to provide, psychological services. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Supervisee: means a person who acts under the extended authority of a behavior analyst to provide behavioral services and includes a person who is in training to provide these services. See Arizona Laws 32-2091
  • Supervising physician: means a physician who holds a current unrestricted license, who supervises a physician assistant and who assumes legal responsibility for health care tasks performed by the physician assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Supervising veterinarian: means a licensed veterinarian who is responsible for the care rendered to an animal by a certified veterinary technician or a veterinary assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Supervision: means the giving of instructions by the supervising occupational therapist or the occupational therapy assistant that are adequate to ensure the safety of clients during the provision of occupational therapy services and that take into consideration at least the following factors:

    (a) Skill level. See Arizona Laws 32-3401

  • Supervision: means a physician's opportunity or ability to provide or exercise direction and control over the services of a physician assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Supervisory appraiser: means a state-certified appraiser who has a supervisory appraiser designation and who:

    (a) Has been in good standing for the last three years in the jurisdiction in which the registered trainee appraiser practices. See Arizona Laws 32-3601

  • Surgery: means , in reference to the human eye and its appendages, an invasive procedure in which in vivo human tissue is cut, burned, vaporized, removed, coagulated or photodisrupted by use of an electrical cautery, a scalpel, a cryoprobe, a laser or ionizing radiation. See Arizona Laws 32-1701
  • Symbol: means the characteristic symbols that have historically identified pharmacy, including show globes and mortar and pestle, and the sign "Rx". See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Telepractice: means providing psychological services through interactive audio, video or electronic communication that occurs between the psychologist and the patient or client, including any electronic communication for diagnostic, treatment or consultation purposes in a secure platform, and that meets the requirements of telemedicine pursuant to section 36-3602. See Arizona Laws 32-2061
  • Telepractice: means providing behavioral health services through interactive audio, video or electronic communication that occurs between the behavioral health professional and the client, including any electronic communication for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, including distance counseling, in a secure platform, and that meets the requirements of telemedicine pursuant to section 36-3602. See Arizona Laws 32-3251
  • Temporary license: means a short-term license issued to a qualified individual to work in this state on a short-term basis by teaching a course, seminar or class, working during the process of receiving a full and active license, working while traveling with a sports or athletic team or providing free services during a declared state or national disaster. See Arizona Laws 32-3121
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Therapeutics: includes the following:

    (a) Applying and monitoring oxygen therapy. See Arizona Laws 32-3501

  • Third party right of enforcement: means a right granted in a conservation easement to enforce any of its terms granted to a governmental body, charitable corporation or charitable trust, which, although eligible to be a holder, is not a holder. See Arizona Laws 33-271
  • Third-party logistics provider: means an entity that provides or coordinates warehousing or other logistics services for a prescription or over-the-counter dangerous drug or dangerous device in intrastate or interstate commerce on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesaler or dispenser of the prescription or over-the-counter dangerous drug or dangerous device but that does not take ownership of the prescription or over-the-counter dangerous drug or dangerous device or have responsibility to direct its sale or disposition. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • Timeshare estate: means the right of occupancy in a timeshare property that is coupled with an estate in real property. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Timeshare instrument: means one or more documents creating or governing the operation of a timeshare plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Timeshare interest: includes either a timeshare estate or a timeshare use. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Timeshare period: means the period of time when the purchaser of a timeshare plan is afforded the opportunity to use the accommodations of a timeshare plan. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Timeshare plan: means any arrangement, plan or similar device, other than an exchange program, whether by membership agreement, sale, lease, deed, license or right-to-use agreement or by any other means, in which a purchaser, in exchange for consideration, receives ownership rights in or the right to use accommodations for a period of time less than a full year during any given year, but not necessarily for consecutive years. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Timeshare property: means one or more accommodations subject to the same timeshare instrument, together with any other property or rights to property appurtenant to those accommodations. See Arizona Laws 32-2197
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and title 44, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Total course cost: means the tuition and other fees charged by the private postsecondary education institution for each course offered. See Arizona Laws 32-3071
  • Toxic substance: means a substance, other than a radioactive substance, that has the capacity to produce injury or illness in humans through ingestion, inhalation or absorption through any body surface. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • 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.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust property: means any legal, equitable, leasehold or other interest in real property which is capable of being transferred, whether or not it is subject to any prior mortgages, trust deeds, contracts for conveyance of real property or other liens or encumbrances. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Trustee: means :

    (a) A person who is designated under section 32-2194. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: means an individual, association or corporation qualified pursuant to section 33-803, or the successor in interest thereto, to whom trust property is conveyed by trust deed. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Trustor: means the person conveying trust property by a trust deed as security for the performance of a contract or contracts, or the successor in interest of such person. See Arizona Laws 33-801
  • Truth in lending act: means title I of the consumer credit protection act (15 United States Code sections 1601 through 1666j), as amended, and the regulations promulgated under that act (12 Code of Federal Regulations part 226), as amended. See Arizona Laws 6-601
  • Ultimate user: means a person who lawfully possesses a drug or controlled substance for that person's own use, for the use of a member of that person's household or for administering to an animal owned by that person or by a member of that person's household. See Arizona Laws 32-1901
  • unethical conduct: means the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    1. See Arizona Laws 32-1901.01

  • Unethical professional conduct: means the following acts, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Intentionally betraying a professional confidence or intentional violation of a privileged communication except as required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-2801

  • Uniform standards of professional appraisal practice: means the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice promulgated by the appraisal foundation. See Arizona Laws 32-3661
  • Unimproved lot or parcel: means a lot or parcel of a subdivision that is not an improved lot or parcel. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Unlimited practical technologist in radiology: means a person holding an unlimited practical technologist in radiology certificate that is granted and issued by the department. See Arizona Laws 32-2801
  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Being convicted of a felony. See Arizona Laws 32-3251

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following activities whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Obtaining a fee by fraud or misrepresentation. See Arizona Laws 32-2061

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following:

    (a) Habitual intemperance in the use of alcohol. See Arizona Laws 32-3401

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following:

    (a) Committing a felony, whether or not involving moral turpitude, or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. See Arizona Laws 32-3501

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Intentionally disclosing a professional secret or intentionally disclosing a privileged communication except as either of these may otherwise be required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-1501

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Committing fraud or deceit in obtaining, attempting to obtain or renewing a license or a certificate issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-1601

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Wilfully disclosing a professional secret or wilfully violating a privileged communication except as either of these may otherwise be required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-3901

  • Unprofessional conduct: means :

    (a) Wilful betrayal of a professional secret or wilful violation of a privileged communication except as otherwise required by law. See Arizona Laws 32-1701

  • Unprofessional conduct: means any of the following:

    (a) Engaging or offering to engage by fraud or misrepresentation in activities regulated by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following acts by a physician assistant that occur in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Violating any federal or state law or rule that applies to the performance of health care tasks as a physician assistant. See Arizona Laws 32-2501

  • Unprofessional conduct: includes the following activities, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    (a) Obtaining a fee by fraud or misrepresentation. See Arizona Laws 32-2091

  • Unprofessional conduct: means any of the following:

    (a) Engaging or offering to engage by fraud or misrepresentation in activities regulated by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2601

  • unprofessional conduct: includes the following acts, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    1. See Arizona Laws 32-2933

  • unprofessional conduct: means the following, whether occurring in this state or elsewhere:

    1. See Arizona Laws 32-1901.01

  • Value: means the monetary relationship between properties and those who buy, sell or use those properties. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veterinarian: means a person who has received a doctor's degree in veterinary medicine from a veterinary college. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinarian client patient relationship: means all of the following:

    (a) The veterinarian has assumed the responsibility for making medical judgments regarding the animal's health and need for medical treatment and the client, owner or caretaker has agreed to follow the veterinarian's instructions. See Arizona Laws 32-2201

  • Veterinary assistant: means an individual who provides care under the direct or indirect supervision of a veterinarian or certified veterinary technician. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary college: means any veterinary college or division of a university or college that offers the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine or its equivalent and that conforms to the standards required for accreditation by the American veterinary medical association. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary faculty member: means a person who has received a doctor's degree in veterinary medicine from a veterinary college and who is an employee of a veterinary college in this state. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary medicine: includes veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, acupuncture, manipulation and all other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine and the prescribing, administering or dispensing of drugs and medications for veterinary purposes. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Veterinary student: means a student who is regularly enrolled in a veterinary college. See Arizona Laws 32-2201
  • Voice writing: means the making of a verbatim record of the spoken word by means of repeating the words of the speaker into a device that is capable of digital translation into text. See Arizona Laws 32-4002
  • Wholesale distribution: means distribution of a drug to a person other than a consumer or patient. See Arizona Laws 32-1981
  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Zoning administrator: means the official responsible for enforcement of the zoning ordinance. See Arizona Laws 9-462
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of land or structures, or both, under the provisions of this article. See Arizona Laws 9-461
  • Zoning ordinance: means a municipal ordinance regulating the use of the land or structures, or both, as provided in this article. See Arizona Laws 9-462