Sections
Article 1 Enactment of Code or Public Record by Reference 9-801 – 9-809
Article 2 Publication of Proceedings and Ordinances 9-811 – 9-813
Article 3 Elections and Voters 9-821 – 9-826
Article 4 Municipal Regulations 9-831 – 9-842

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 9 > Chapter 7

  • Accredited health care institution: means a health care institution, other than a hospital, that is currently accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation organization. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Accredited hospital: means a hospital that is currently accredited by a nationally recognized organization on hospital accreditation. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Administrative order: means a written decision issued by an administrative law judge or quasi-judicial entity. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Administrator: means the statewide collateral pool administrator. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • Adult behavioral health therapeutic home: means a residence for individuals who are at least eighteen years of age, have behavioral health issues and need behavioral health services that does all of the following for those individuals:

    (a) Provides room and board. See Arizona Laws 36-401

  • Adult day health services: means a program that provides planned care supervision and activities, personal care, personal living skills training, meals and health monitoring in a group setting during a portion of a continuous twenty-four-hour period. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Adult foster care home: means a residential setting that provides room and board and adult foster care services for at least one and no more than four adults who are participants in the Arizona long-term care system pursuant to chapter 29, article 2 of this title or contracts for services with the United States department of veterans affairs and in which the sponsor or the manager resides with the residents and integrates the residents who are receiving adult foster care into that person's family. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Adult foster care services: means supervision, assistance with eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, self-medication and other routines of daily living or services authorized by rules adopted pursuant to section 36-405 and section 36-2939, subsection C. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Affiliate: means an entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the specified entity. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • Agency: includes one or more of the governmental units consolidated into the department of health services by this chapter. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Amend: means to make a change, other than a correction, to a registered certificate by adding, deleting or substituting information on that certificate. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assisted living center: means an assisted living facility that provides resident rooms or residential units to eleven or more residents. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Assisted living facility: means a residential care institution, including an adult foster care home, that provides or contracts to provide supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services on a continuous basis. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Assisted living facility manager: means a person who has responsibility for administering or managing an assisted living facility, whether or not that person has an ownership interest in the institution and whether or not the person's functions and duties are shared with others. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Assisted living facility training program: includes :

    (a) Training that is required for assisted living facility manager certification. See Arizona Laws 36-446

  • Assisted living home: means an assisted living facility that provides resident rooms to ten or fewer residents. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Associate director: means the associate director of the citrus, fruit and vegetable division of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Associated licensed provider: means one or more licensed outpatient treatment centers or one or more licensed counseling facilities that share common areas pursuant to a written agreement with a collaborating outpatient treatment center and that are liable and responsible for the treatment areas that are used by the respective associated licensed provider pursuant to written policies. See Arizona Laws 36-439
  • Authority: means the Arizona finance authority established by title 41, chapter 53, article 2. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Behavioral health services: means services that pertain to mental health and substance use disorders and that are either:

    (a) Performed by or under the supervision of a professional who is licensed pursuant to title 32 and whose scope of practice allows for the provision of these services. See Arizona Laws 36-401

  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Board: means the board of examiners of nursing care institution administrators and assisted living facility managers. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Bond: means any obligation that is subject to the provisions of section 146 of the code, excluding obligations that received a carry-forward allocation in a prior year. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Bribe: means anything of value or advantage, present or prospective, asked, offered, given, accepted or promised with a corrupt intent to influence, unlawfully, the person to whom it is given in that person's action, vote or opinion, in any public or official capacity. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Business day: means between the hours of 8:00 a. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Certificate: means a record that documents a birth or death. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Certificate of closing: means the certificate of closing adopted for use by and to be filed with the authority declaring that bonds were issued or that a qualified mortgage credit certificate program has been established. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Certified copy: means a written reproduction of a registered certificate that a local registrar, a deputy local registrar or the state registrar has authenticated as a true and exact written reproduction of a registered certificate. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Chief medical officer: means the chief medical officer of the state hospital. See Arizona Laws 36-201
  • Children who have a chronic illness or physical disability: means children who are under twenty-one years of age and whose primary diagnosis is a severe physical condition that may require ongoing, medical or surgical intervention. See Arizona Laws 36-260
  • 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
  • Code: means a published compilation of rules or regulations prepared by a technical trade association and includes any building code, electrical wiring code, health or sanitation code, fire prevention code, wildland-urban interface code, inflammable liquids code, code for slaughtering, processing and selling meat and meat products or for production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products, or other code that embraces rules and regulations pertinent to a subject that is a proper subject of municipal legislation. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Code: means the United States internal revenue code of 1986, as amended, and its applicable regulations. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Collaborating outpatient treatment center: means a licensed outpatient treatment center that has a written agreement with one or more outpatient treatment centers or exempt health care providers or licensed counseling facilities that requires the collaborating outpatient treatment center to be liable and responsible pursuant to written policies for all common areas that one or more colocators use. See Arizona Laws 36-439
  • Colocator: means an exempt health care provider or a governing authority operating as an outpatient treatment center or a licensed counseling facility that may share common areas and nontreatment personnel with another colocator pursuant to an agreement as prescribed in this article. See Arizona Laws 36-439
  • Commercial mortgage banker: means a person who engages in the following:

    (a) Originating commercial mortgage loans. See Arizona Laws 6-971

  • Commercial mortgage loan: means a loan that is directly or indirectly secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or any lien interest on commercial property and created with the consent of the owner of the commercial property. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • Commercial property: means real estate that is located in this state and that is not used for a one to four family residence. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • Compensation: means anything of value or any benefit including points, commissions, bonuses, referral fees, loan origination fees and other similar fees but excluding periodic interest resulting from the application of the note rate of interest to the outstanding principal balance remaining unpaid from time to time. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • Confirmation: means the allocation confirmation that confirms an allocation to a project in the form adopted for use by the authority. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Construction: means the building, erection, fabrication or installation of a health care institution. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Continuous: means available at all times without cessation, break or interruption. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlling person: means a person who:

    (a) Through ownership, has the power to vote at least ten percent of the outstanding voting securities. See Arizona Laws 36-401

  • 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.
  • Corporation: means any pollution control corporation incorporated by a municipality or county pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 35-801
  • Correction: means a change made to a registered certificate because of a typographical error, including misspelling and missing or transposed letters or numbers. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • County: means any county in this state in which a corporation may be organized and in which it is contemplated the corporation will function. See Arizona Laws 35-801
  • County department: means a county department of health. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • Court order: means a written decision issued by:

    (a) The superior court, an appellate court or the supreme court or an equivalent court in another state. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • Current care: means that a health care provider has examined, treated or provided care for a person for a chronic or acute condition within eighteen months preceding that person's death. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Custody: means legal authority to act on behalf of a child. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Default or insolvency: includes the failure or refusal of any eligible depository to return any public deposit on demand or at maturity and the issuance of an order of supervisory authority restraining that depository from making payments of deposit liabilities or the appointment of a receiver for that depository. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • Defaulting depository: means any eligible depository determined to be in default or insolvent. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-131
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-201
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-260
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-271
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Department: means the department of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Directed care services: means programs and services, including supervisory and personal care services, that are provided to persons who are incapable of recognizing danger, summoning assistance, expressing need or making basic care decisions. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Direction: means authoritative policy or procedural guidance for the accomplishment of a function or activity. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-131
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-201
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Director: means the director of the authority. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disease: means a condition or disorder that causes the human body to deviate from its normal or healthy state and that has no known general cure or adequate medically accepted treatment. See Arizona Laws 36-271
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Electronic: means technology that has electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical or electromagnetic capabilities or technology with similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Eligible collateral: means any collateral that is authorized pursuant to section 35-323. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • 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 health care services: means treatment for a medical or behavioral health condition, including labor and delivery, that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, such that a prudent layperson who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in any of the following:

    (a) Placing the patient's health, including mental health, in serious jeopardy. See Arizona Laws 36-439

  • Employee: means an officer or employee of the state hospital. See Arizona Laws 36-201
  • Enterprise: means any person under the jurisdiction of the department other than a financial institution. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidentiary document: means written information used to prove the fact for which it is presented. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exempt health care provider: means a health care provider who is licensed pursuant to title 32, who holds an active license and whose private office or clinic is exempt from licensure pursuant to section 36-402, subsection A, paragraph 3. See Arizona Laws 36-439
  • Facilities: means buildings that are used by a health care institution for providing any of the types of services as defined in this chapter. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Family member: means :

    (a) A person's spouse, natural or adopted offspring, father, mother, grandparent, grandchild to any degree, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or first or second cousin. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fetal death: means the cessation of life before the complete expulsion or extraction of a product of human conception from its mother that is evidenced by the absence of breathing, heartbeat, umbilical cord pulsation or definite voluntary muscle movement after expulsion or extraction. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final disposition: means the interment, cremation, removal from this state or other disposition of human remains. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • 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
  • Fire and life safety inspection: means an inspection of a regulated person or facility conducted to ensure fire safety compliance. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • 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.
  • Food and swimming pool inspection: means an inspection of a regulated person or facility conducted to ensure the safety of food services, swimming pools and other bathing places. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • 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
  • Foundling: means :

    (a) A newborn infant left with a safe haven provider pursuant to section 13-3623. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing authority: means the individual, agency, partners, group or corporation, appointed, elected or otherwise designated, in which the ultimate responsibility and authority for the conduct of the health care institution are vested. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Governing body: means the board or body in which the general powers of the municipality or the county are vested. See Arizona Laws 35-801
  • Governmental entity: means this state, any county, city, town, municipality or other political subdivision of this state or any department, agency, board, commission, authority, political subdivision, public corporation or other public entity of any of the foregoing or controlled by any of the foregoing, provided that each of the foregoing must comprise a geographical area with a population of at least three hundred thousand persons according to the most recent United States decennial census or special census. See Arizona Laws 35-1001
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Health care institution: means every place, institution, building or agency, whether organized for profit or not, that provides facilities with medical services, nursing services, behavioral health services, health screening services, other health-related services, supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services and includes home health agencies as defined in section 36-151, outdoor behavioral health care programs and hospice service agencies. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Health care provider: means :

    (a) A physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • Health screening services: means the acquisition, analysis and delivery of health-related data of individuals to aid in the determination of the need for medical services. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Health-related services: means services, other than medical, that pertain to general supervision, protective, preventive and personal care services, supervisory care services or directed care services. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Home health agency: means an agency or organization, or a subdivision of such an agency or organization, which meets all of the following requirements:

    (a) Is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services. See Arizona Laws 36-151

  • Home health services: means the items and services enumerated in this paragraph and furnished to a person who is under the care of a physician and surgeon, not including the services of a physician and surgeon. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • Hospice: means a hospice service agency or the provision of hospice services in an inpatient facility. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Hospice service: means a program of palliative and supportive care for terminally ill persons and their families or caregivers. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Human remains: means a lifeless human body or parts of a human body that permit a reasonable inference that death occurred. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • 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.
  • Institutional investor: means a person who in the regular course of business makes commercial mortgage loans of more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars that are funded exclusively from the institutional investor's own resources. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • 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
  • Investor: means a person who directly or indirectly provides monies to a commercial mortgage banker that are, or are intended to be, used to make a loan, and any person who purchases a loan, or any interest in a loan, from a commercial mortgage banker or in a transaction that has been directly or indirectly arranged or negotiated by a commercial mortgage banker. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • Issue: means :

    (a) To provide a copy of a registered certificate. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • Issued: means , with respect to a bond or bonds, either of the following:

    (a) The bond or bonds have been delivered and paid for in full. See Arizona Laws 35-901

  • Issuer: means an entity or person issuing bonds. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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
  • Legal age: means a person who is at least eighteen years of age or who is emancipated by a court order. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: includes the whole or part of any municipal permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • License: means a license issued under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • License: means a license issued under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • Licensed capacity: means the total number of persons for whom the health care institution is authorized by the department to provide services as required pursuant to this chapter if the person is expected to stay in the health care institution for more than twenty-four hours. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Licensee: means a person licensed under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • Licensee: means a person who is licensed under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-971
  • Licensing: includes the municipal process respecting the grant, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal or amendment of a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lot: means a unit of identical or similar items that are grouped or consolidated in one or more containers for packaging or transporting or a cluster of identical or similar items that are included in the same shipping order, bill of lading or other itemized transport order. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • Medical certification of death: means the opinion of the health care provider who signs the certificate of probable or presumed cause of death that complies with rules adopted by the state registrar of vital records and that is based on any of the following that are reasonably available:

    (a) Personal examination. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • Medical examiner: means a medical examiner or alternate medical examiner as defined in section 11-591. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Medical services: means the services that pertain to medical care and that are performed at the direction of a physician on behalf of patients by physicians, dentists, nurses and other professional and technical personnel. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Medically accepted treatment: means a methodology or protocol recognized by the American medical association, the American college of surgeons or the national cancer institute or taught by an approved school of medicine as defined in section 32-1401 as a treatment that results in the restoration of the human body to a normal or healthy state. See Arizona Laws 36-271
  • Modification: means the substantial improvement, enlargement, reduction or alteration of or other change in a health care institution. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • 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.
  • Mortgage banker: means a person who is not exempt under section 6-942 and who for compensation or in the expectation of compensation either directly or indirectly makes, negotiates or offers to make or negotiate a mortgage banking loan or a mortgage loan. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • Mortgage banking loan: means a loan which is funded exclusively from the mortgage banker's own resources, which is directly or indirectly secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or any lien interest on real estate located in this state and which is created with the consent of the owner of the real property. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • Mortgage banking loan closing: means the day by which all documents relating to the mortgage banking loan or mortgage loan have been executed and recorded and all monies have been accounted for. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • Mortgage credit certificate: means a certificate as described in section 25(c)(1) of the code. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Mortgage loan: means any loan, other than a mortgage banking loan, secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or any lien interest on real estate located in this state and created with the consent of the owner of the real estate. See Arizona Laws 6-941
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Municipality: means a city or town organized in accordance with law, including a home rule or charter city. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • municipality: means an incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town, including charter cities, in this state in which a corporation may be organized and in which it is contemplated the corporation will function. See Arizona Laws 35-801
  • Name: means a designation that identifies a person, including a first name, middle name, last name or suffix. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • 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
  • Natural causes: means those causes that are due solely or nearly entirely to disease or the aging process. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • 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
  • Nonproprietary institution: means any health care institution that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, or that is operated by the state or any political subdivision of the state. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Nontreatment personnel: means employees, agents, students, interns or independent contractors who provide services to an outpatient treatment center colocator that do not entail medical, nursing or behavioral health assessment or treatment. See Arizona Laws 36-439
  • Notice of intent: means the notice of intent to be filed with the authority in the form adopted for use by the authority. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Nursing care institution: means a health care institution that provides inpatient beds or resident beds and nursing services to persons who need continuous nursing services but who do not require hospital care or direct daily care from a physician. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • nursing care institution administrator: means a person who is charged with the general administration of a nursing care institution, whether or not that person has an ownership interest in the institution and whether or not the person's functions and duties are shared with others. See Arizona Laws 36-446
  • Nursing services: means those services that pertain to the curative, restorative and preventive aspects of nursing care and that are performed at the direction of a physician by or under the supervision of a registered nurse licensed in this state. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • 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.
  • Obligations: means bonds, notes, bond anticipation notes, commercial paper or other evidences of indebtedness or lease, installment purchase or other agreements or purchasing programs or certificates of participation. See Arizona Laws 35-1001
  • Outdoor behavioral health care program: means an agency that provides behavioral health services in an outdoor environment as an alternative to behavioral health services that are provided in a health care institution with facilities. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Own resources: means any of the following:

    (a) Cash, corporate capital, warehouse credit lines at commercial banks, savings banks or savings and loan associations or other sources that are liability items on the person's financial statements. See Arizona Laws 6-971

  • packages: means any container used for packing, shipping or selling citrus fruit. See Arizona Laws 3-441
  • 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.
  • 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 an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision or a public or private organization of any character. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Personal care services: means assistance with activities of daily living that can be performed by persons without professional skills or professional training and includes the coordination or provision of intermittent nursing services and the administration of medications and treatments by a nurse who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 15 or as otherwise provided by law. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Physician: means any person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presumptive death: means a determination by a court that a death has occurred or is presumed to have occurred but the human remains have not been located or recovered. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • 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
  • Project: means a qualified mortgage credit certificate program or any construction, acquisition, planned expenditure or other activity, including all phases of a multiphased project that requests allocations in the same year and including costs of issuance, capitalized interest and discounts, financed with bonds and located in this state or directly benefiting residents of this state. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Public monies: means monies belonging to or received or held by officers of public depositors in their official capacity. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • Public record: includes a statute, rule or regulation of the United States, this state or the municipality that is desired to be adopted by reference. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Published: means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed or otherwise reproduced, including electronic reproduction online. See Arizona Laws 9-801
  • Qualified escrow agent: means any bank or trust company that is qualified to hold collateral pledged to secure public deposits pursuant to section 35-1208. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • Qualified mortgage credit certificate program: means a qualified mortgage credit certificate program as described in section 25(c)(2) of the code. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Qualified mortgage revenue bonds: means an issue of bonds as described in section 143(a) of the code. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Qualified student loan project: means an issue of bonds as described in section 144(b) of the code. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • 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.
  • Recidivism reduction services: means services that are delivered by an adult residential care institution to its residents to encourage lawful behavior and to discourage or prevent residents who are suspected of, charged with or convicted of one or more criminal offenses, or whose mental health and substance use can be reasonably expected to place them at risk for the future threat of prosecution, diversion or incarceration, from engaging in future unlawful behavior. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Recidivism reduction staff: means a person who provides recidivism reduction services. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • 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
  • Register: means to assign an official state number and to incorporate into the state registrar's official records. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • related supportive services: means services other than home health services which may reasonably be expected to help maintain an individual in his home as an alternative to institutionalization. See Arizona Laws 36-151
  • 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.
  • Request: means the request for allocation to be filed with the authority in the form adopted for use by the authority. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Request for corrections: means a request for technical or clarifying corrections from an applicant who has submitted an administratively complete application for a license. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Required collateral: means the amount of eligible collateral required for an eligible depository to secure public deposits set by the policies and procedures of the administrator. See Arizona Laws 35-1201
  • 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.
  • resident beds: means accommodations with supporting services, such as food, laundry and housekeeping, for patients or residents who generally stay in excess of twenty-four hours. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Residential care institution: means a health care institution other than a hospital or a nursing care institution that provides resident beds or residential units, supervisory care services, personal care services, behavioral health services, directed care services or health-related services for persons who do not need continuous nursing services. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Responsible person: means a person listed in section 36-831. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Seal: means to bar from access. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Security deposit: means cash, a bank cashier's check, a surety bond, a letter of credit or any other form of security approved by the director in favor of the authority that is received by the authority from an issuer or user to secure or extend an allocation. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Servicing commercial mortgage loans: means collecting payments at a location in this state on commercial mortgage loans, including:

    (a) Principal. See Arizona Laws 6-971

  • 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.
  • 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
  • State ceiling: means the dollar limit of the aggregate amount of private activity bonds that may be issued in this state pursuant to section 146 of the code for each calendar year, beginning in 1988. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • State hospital: means Arizona state hospital. See Arizona Laws 36-201
  • State plan: means any of the several state plans administered by the department that meet the federal requirements necessary for federal funding. See Arizona Laws 36-101
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Submit: means to present, physically or electronically, a certificate, evidentiary document or form provided for in this chapter to a local registrar, a deputy local registrar or the state registrar. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Substantial compliance: means that the nature or number of violations revealed by any type of inspection or investigation of a health care institution does not pose a direct risk to the life, health or safety of patients or residents. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression that is only advisory and that informs the general public of a municipality's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the ordinances or codes, including, if appropriate, the municipality's current practice, procedure or method of action based on that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of the state hospital. See Arizona Laws 36-201
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Supervision: means direct overseeing and inspection of the act of accomplishing a function or activity. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Supervisory care services: means general supervision, including daily awareness of resident functioning and continuing needs, the ability to intervene in a crisis and assistance in the self-administration of prescribed medications. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Swap agreement: means an agreement, between a governmental entity and a financial institution, including an insurance company, bank indemnity company or a company related to a financial institution, pursuant to which payments are to be made by the governmental entity to the financial institution and are also to be made by the financial institution to the governmental entity, and which is entered into in order to manage interest rate risk, investment risk, or commodity prices or is entered into in connection with carrying or securing of obligations of a governmental entity. See Arizona Laws 35-1001
  • System of public health statistics: means the processes and procedures for:

    (a) Tabulating, analyzing and publishing public health information derived from vital records data and other sources authorized pursuant to section 36-125. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • System of vital records: means the statewide processes and procedures for:

    (a) Electronically or physically collecting, creating, registering, maintaining, copying and preserving vital records. See Arizona Laws 36-301

  • Temporary license: means a license that is issued by the department to operate a class or subclass of a health care institution at a specific location and that is valid until an initial licensing inspection. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Testify: includes every manner of oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and title 44, chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • treated: includes prescribing medication. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Treatment areas: means portions of licensed outpatient treatment center premises that are used for the provision of health care assessment and treatment of patients. See Arizona Laws 36-439
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unscheduled medical services: means medically necessary periodic health care services that are unanticipated or cannot reasonably be anticipated and that require medical evaluation or treatment before the next business day. See Arizona Laws 36-401
  • Urban city: means a city having a population of not less than one hundred thousand persons according to the most recent United States decennial or special census. See Arizona Laws 35-901
  • Vital record: means a registered birth certificate or a registered death certificate. See Arizona Laws 36-301
  • Working day: means a twenty-four hour period excluding weekends and legal holidays. See Arizona Laws 9-831
  • Year: means the calendar year. See Arizona Laws 35-901