Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-701 - Definitions

In this Article, unless the context otherwise specifies:

1. "Board" means the State Board of Education.
2. "Chairman" means the chairperson of the Professional Practices Advisory Committee, established pursuant to R7-2-205.
3. "Contested case" means any proceeding in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by law to be determined by the State Board of Education after an opportunity for hearing.
4. "Department" means the Department of Education.
5. "Document" includes papers such as complaints, petitions, motions, responses and notices.
5. 6. "Hearing body" means the Board or the Professional Practices Advisory Committee.
6. 7. "Party" means each person or agency named or admitted as a party or properly seeking and entitled as of right to be admitted as a party.

7. "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision or unit of a governmental subdivision, a public or private organization of any character, or another agency.

8. "PPAC" means the Professional Practices Advisory Committee, established pursuant to R7-2-205.
9. "Presiding officer" means a hearing officer, with either a minimum of three years of verified experience in the practice of law or a minimum of one year of verified experience in conducting hearings, who shall oversee hearings pursuant to this Article.
10. "Pupil" means any student enrolled in an Arizona public or private school defined in A.R.S. § 15-101. "Pupil" also means any student who was enrolled in an Arizona public or private school at the time of the events which are the subject of a proceeding.
11. "Victim" means any person who has been previously identified pursuant to state law as a victim in a criminal proceeding which is the basis for a contested case.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-701
Adopted effective May 25, 1978 (Supp. 78-3). Former Section R7-2-701 repealed, new Section R7-2-701 adopted effective December 4, 1978 (Supp. 78-6). Amended effective June 27, 1979 (Supp. 79-3). Amended subsection (A) effective October 7, 1980 (Supp. 80-5). Amended by adding subsection (A)(6) effective April 6, 1984 (Supp. 84-2). Amended effective October 19, 1984 (Supp. 84-5). Section R7-2-701 repealed as an emergency, new Section R7-2-701 adopted as an emergency effective January 2, 1985 pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1003, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 85-1). Emergency expired. Repealed effective December 17, 1987 (Supp. 87-4). New Section adopted by final rulemaking at 7 A.A.R. 48, effective December 15, 2000 (Supp. 00-4). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 21 A.A.R. 1775, effective 5/20/2013. Amended by exempt rulemaking at 23 A.A.R. 725, effective 1/23/2017. Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 27 A.A.R. 2353, effective 9/27/2021.

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