Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-2301 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 27, No. 52, December 24, 2021

A. "Accreditation" means a status conferred on a provider by a nationally recognized agency that indicates the provider meets the professional standards of the reviewing body.

B. "Applicant" means a provider requesting deemed status from the Department.

C. "Application" means the letter, documents, and additional information relating to the accreditation that the Department requires an applicant to submit to request deemed status.

D. "Complete application" means an application that conforms to the requirements of this Article and that provides sufficient information under R6-6-2302(A) for the Department to determine that the standards of the accrediting agency meet Department standards.

E. "Day" means a calendar day.

F. "Department" means the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

G. "Deemed status" means that the Department has determined that a provider has been accredited by a nationally recognized agency whose accreditation standards meet Department standards for the program or service offered by the provider to Department consumers.

H. "Division" means the Division of Developmental Disabilities within the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

I. "Department standards" means programmatic and contractual requirements provided in statute, rule, contract, policy, and procedure for the program or service to which the standard applies.

J. "Documentation" means written information in any medium.

K. "Nationally recognized agency" or "accrediting agency" means a nationally recognized accrediting body for organizations, programs, and services that correspond to organizations, programs, and services for which a provider seeks deemed status under this Article. A list of nationally recognized agencies approved by the Department for purposes of deemed status is available on the Division's web site at:

L. "Provider" means an individual, agency, or other organization that provides or seeks to provide programs and services to Division consumers.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-2301
New Section made by final rulemaking at 17 A.A.R. 1454, effective July 12, 2011 (Supp. 11-3).

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