Each healthcare profession has its own independent regulatory board that licenses healthcare professionals within their scope. These regulatory boards act within the authority of Arizona statute and their board rules to execute the licensure, examination, regulation, and investigation of healthcare professions.
The lawyers at Boesen & Snow Law can help guide you through the process of cooperating with licensing boards. Our lawyers have experience working with the numerous boards that license healthcare professionals in Arizona to defend licensees against complaints.
The regulatory boards for healthcare professions in Arizona are as follows:
Podiatry License Defense
Podiatry is regulated by the Arizona State Board of Podiatry Examiners.
The Arizona State Board of Podiatry Examiners evaluates the professional competency of podiatrists seeking to be licensed in the State of Arizona. Further, the Board promotes continued competency and fitness by investigating complaints against podiatrists, holding hearings, monitoring the activities of its licensees, and enforcing the standards of practice for the podiatric profession as set forth by law.
Chiropractic License Defense
Chiropractic is regulated by the Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
The Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners on its own motion or on receipt of a complaint may investigate any information that appears to show that a Doctor of Chiropractic is or may be in violation of grounds for disciplinary action or board rules or is or may be mentally or physically unable to safely engage in the practice of chiropractic. The board shall notify the licensee as to the content of the complaint as soon as is reasonable.
Dentistry License Defense
Dentistry is regulated by the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners.
The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners examines and licenses individuals who provide dental services. Individuals who provide dental services include dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, denturists, and dental business entities. The Board also accepts complaints against licensed and unlicensed individuals, investigates allegations and takes disciplinary actions for violations of law.
Medicine and Surgery License Defense
Medicine and Surgery are regulated by the Arizona Medical Board.
The primary duty of the Arizona Medical Board is to protect the public from unlawful, incompetent, unqualified, impaired, or unprofessional practitioners of allopathic medicine through licensure, regulation, and rehabilitation of the profession in this state. The Board on its own motion may investigate any evidence that appears to show that a Doctor of Medicine is or may be medically incompetent, is or may be guilty of unprofessional conduct or is or may be mentally or physically unable safely to engage in the practice of medicine.
Naturopathic Medicine License Defense
Naturopathic Medicine is regulated by the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board.
Anyone, including the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board, may file a complaint against a Licensed Naturopathic Physician. The Board on its own motion may investigate any evidence that appears to show that a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is or may be medically incompetent, is or may be guilty of unprofessional conduct or is or may be mentally or physically unable to engage safely in the practice of naturopathic medicine.
Nursing License Defense
Nursing is regulated by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
The mission of the Arizona State Board of Nursing is to protect and promote the welfare of the public by ensuring that each person holding a nursing license or certificate is competent to practice safely. The Board fulfills its mission through the regulation of the practice of nursing and the approval of nursing education programs.
Dispensing Opticians License Defense
Dispensing Opticians are regulated by the Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians.
The Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians seeks to ensure that the consumers of the State of Arizona are afforded quality optical services. To this end, the Board regulates the opticianry profession through administering examinations, issuing licenses to qualified opticians and optical establishments, proposing legislation, enacting rules and regulations, and investigating complaints brought to the Board against licensed opticians and optical establishments.
Optometry License Defense
Optometry is regulated by the Arizona State Board of Optometry.
The Arizona State Board of Optometry on its own motion shall investigate any evidence that appears to show that a licensee may be guilty of a violation that initiates grounds for investigation or discipline. Any person may report to the Board information the person may have that appears to show that a licensee may be guilty of unprofessional conduct or of practice without regard for the safety and welfare of the public.
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons License Defense
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons are regulated by the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery.
The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery sets educational and training standards for licensure, and reviews complaints made against osteopathic physicians, interns, and residents to ensure that their conduct meets the standards of the profession.
Pharmacy License Defense
Pharmacy is regulated by the Arizona Board of Pharmacy.
The Arizona Board of Pharmacy issues licenses to pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians, issues permits to pharmacies, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and third-party logistics providers, conducts compliance inspections of permitted facilities, and investigates complaints and adjudicates violations of applicable state and federal laws and rules.
Board of Physical Therapy License Defense
Physical Therapy is regulated by the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy.
The Arizona Board of Physical Therapy licenses and certifies qualified applicants as physical therapists and physical therapist assistants; and receives, investigates, and adjudicates complaints against licensees and certificate holders.
Psychologists License Defense
Psychologists are regulated by the Arizona State Board of Psychologist Examiners.
The Arizona State Board of Psychologist Examiners licenses and regulates the professions of Psychology and Behavior Analysis. The Board also investigates complaints, which may be filed when unprofessional conduct is alleged against a psychologist, behavior analyst, or applicant for licensure.
Veterinarians License Defense
Veterinarians are regulated by the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
The Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board enforces the licensing standards prescribed by statute for the licensing and regulation of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary premises, and animal crematories. The Board also investigates complaints against veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians.
Physician Assistants License Defense
Physician Assistants are regulated by the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.
The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants is responsible for the licensing, regulation, and education of all physician assistants. The Board on its own motion may investigate any evidence that appears to show that a physician assistant is or may be medically incompetent, is or may be guilty of unprofessional conduct or is or may be mentally or physically unable to carry out approved health care tasks.
Radiologic Technologists License Defense
Radiologic Technologists are regulated by an advisory committee.
The director of the Radiologic Technologists committee may revoke or suspend a certificate or permit under parameters established by statute.
Homeopathic Physicians License Defense
Homeopathic Physicians are regulated by the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medical Examiners.
The Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medical Examiners examines, licenses, and regulates homeopathic physicians and medical assistants. The Board also analyzes and responds to complaints that are filed against licensed physicians.
Occupational Therapy License Defense
Occupational Therapy is regulated by the Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners may receive written complaints filed against licensees and conduct investigations or conduct an investigation at any time on its own initiative without receipt of a written complaint if the Board has reason to believe that there may be a violation of statute, that a licensee is or may be guilty of unprofessional conduct or is or may be acting outside the scope of practice, or that a licensee is or may be incompetent.
Respiratory Care License Defense
Respiratory Care is regulated by the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners.
The Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners oversees licensure for Respiratory Care Practitioners and responds to complaints regarding licensed individuals that have engaged in an act that may be grounds for disciplinary action and/or may suggest that the licensee is not able to safely and skillfully practice respiratory care.
Acupuncture License Defense
Acupuncture is regulated by the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners.
The Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners evaluates professional competency, investigates complaints, and enforces the standards of practice for the acupuncture profession. The Board regulates the educational, clinical, and clean needle technique programs approved to teach the practice of acupuncture in this state.
Athletic Trainers License Defense
Athletic Trainers are regulated by the Arizona Board of Athletic Training.
The Arizona Board of Athletic Training issues and renews licenses for the athletic training profession based on the applicant meeting established standards of experience and competency. The Board also receives, investigates, and resolves complaints taking necessary disciplinary action if appropriate.
Massage Therapy License Defense
Massage Therapy is regulated by the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy.
The Arizona Board of Massage Therapy evaluates qualifications for applications for licensure, issues licenses to persons who meet the qualification requirements, adopts rules to enforce the relevant statutory rules, requires a national examination, and conducts investigations and hearings into allegations of incompetence or unprofessional conduct