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Arizona Telehealth Definitions 

Health care decision maker - A person who is authorized to make health care treatment decisions for the patient, including a parent of a minor and a person who is authorized to make these decisions pursuant to title 14, chapter 5, article 2 or 3 or section 8-514.05, 36-3221, 36-3231 or 36-3281.

Health care provider:

    •  Means a person licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 7 (Podiatry), 8 (Chiropractic), 13 (Physician), 14 (Naturopathic), 15 (Nursing), 15.1 (Dispensing Opticians), 16 (Optometry), 17 (Osteopathic), 18 (Pharmacy), 19 (Physical Therapy), 19.1 (Psychologists), 25 (Physician Assistants), 28 (Radiologic Technologists), 29 (Homeopathic Physicians), 33 (Behavioral Health), 34 (Occupational Therapy), 35 (Respiratory Care), 39 (Acupuncture), 41 (Athletic Trainers) or 42 (Massage Therapy, or chapter 4, article 6 (Assisted Living) of this title, chapter 6, article 7 (Nursing Care) of this title or chapter 17 (Speech Therapy and Audiology) of this title.
    •  Includes:
    • A health care institution licensed pursuant to chapter 4 of this title.
    • A person who holds a training permit pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17.

Health care provider regulatory board or agency - A board or agency that regulates one or more health care provider professions in this state.


    • The interactive use of audio, video or other electronic media, including asynchronous store-and-forward technologies and remote patient monitoring technologies, for the practice of health care, assessment, diagnosis, consultation or treatment and the transfer of medical data.
    • Includes the use of an audio-only telephone encounter between the patient or client and health care provider if an audio-visual telehealth encounter is not reasonably available due to the patient's functional status, the patient's lack of technology or telecommunications infrastructure limits, as determined by the health care provider.
    • Does not include the use of a fax machine, instant messages, voice mail or email.


A.R.S. § 36-3601

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