Arizona Board Board of Medical Examiners

Highlights from the
January 19, 2001 Meeting

Protecting the Public's Health
Arizona Board of Medical Examiners
9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258  480-551-2700
(Toll Free Within Arizona: 877-255-2212)

Summary of Board Actions

During its January 19, 2001 meeting, the Board voted to issue:

Adjudication Process Changes

The Board approved a revised 4-stage investigation/adjudication process. The updated proposal includes establishing a Review Committee to conduct formal interviews, negotiate consent agreements and request legal staff to draft findings of fact, conclusions of law, and orders. The full Board will vote on all proposed orders and take final disposition on all referrals from the Office of Administrative hearings. The changes continue to provide for additional input from the Office of the Attorney General and provide for more efficient disposition of non-sustained complaints. This process also grants more options to the Board and the licensee in resolving sustained complaints.

Substantive Policy Statements

The Board approved a substantive policy statement outlining procedures for appealing an Executive Director action to the Board, specifically dismissals.

The Board also approved an SPS which Delegated Authority to the Executive Director to refer cases directly to Formal Hearing. This is an amendment to the substantive policy statement, which previously allowed the Executive Director to only refer subsequent cases to Formal Hearing.

Year 2000-2001 Meeting Dates

February 14-16, 2001
April 25-27, 2001
June 20-22, 2001
August 15-17, 2001
October 10-12, 2001
December 5-7, 2001

Next Full Board Meeting

The next Full Board meeting will take place February 14-16, 2001 at the Board of Medical Examiners' Office: 9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85258-5539 To get to the new office:

From the South- Take Interstate 101 to 90th Street and Pima exit. Take right to Via Linda. From the North East West - From the intersection of Shea and 90th St., head south on 90th St. to Via Linda.

Take Via Linda east to 95th St. Head south on 95th Street until you reach San Salvador Dr. Turn east on San Salvador Dr. then head south on 95th Way. 95th Way will run into Doubletree Ranch Rd. The office is the north white building at 9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.

An interactive map is also available.