§ 9-463 Definitions
§ 9-463.01 Authority
§ 9-463.02 Subdivision defined; applicability
§ 9-463.03 Violations
§ 9-463.04 Extraterritorial jurisdiction
§ 9-463.05 Development fees; imposition by cities and towns; infrastructure improvements plan; annual report; advisory committee; limitation on actions; definitions
§ 9-463.06 Standards for enactment of moratorium; land development; limitations; definitions

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 9 > Chapter 4 > Article 6.2

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Active license: means a regular license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicant: means a person who has submitted a completed application and all required application and fingerprint processing fees. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associate: means a person who is a partner or corporate officer in a private investigation agency. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Board: means the private investigator and security guard hearing board established by section 32-2404. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Board: means the Arizona regulatory board of physician assistants. See Arizona Laws 32-2501
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of public safety. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • 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
  • Director: means the director of the department of public safety. 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 32-2401
  • 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 32-2401
  • 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 32-2401
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Licensee: means a person to whom an agency license is granted pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • 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-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
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualifying party: means the individual meeting the qualifications under this chapter for an agency license. See Arizona Laws 32-2401
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registrant: means an employee of a licensed agency qualified to perform the services of the agency. 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 32-2401
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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 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 this article or any prior statute regulating the design and improvement of subdivisions. See Arizona Laws 9-463
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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

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