Arizona Board Board of Medical Examiners

Highlights from the
October 25-27, 2000 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 October 25-27, 2000 meeting, the Board voted to issue:

Website Change

The BOMEX website URL has been changed from www.docboard.org/bomex to www.bomex.org.

Strategic Plan Caseload Reduction

The Enforcement staff reported a significant reduction in caseload during the first quarter of fiscal year 2000-2001. One hundred fifty-one more cases were completed than initiated and the average workload per investigator was reduced from 140 to 105 cases, a 25% reduction. The decreased workload for investigators means investigation quality will continue to improve and cases will be completed more quickly.

Biennial Licensing/Renewal Process

There have been a number of changes to the license application and renewal process. Required fields for fax numbers, e-mail addresses and license denials in other states since last renewal have now been added to the application form In addition, a licensee may now request inactivation or cancellation of medical license on the renewal application form, if he/she has no open investigations or is not under discipline by the Board. The renewal application instructions emphatically remind the physician that failure to report a change of any address in writing within 30 days will result in a $100 fine. The statutorily mandated fines will be enforced beginning with the 2001 renewals. Questions about the 2001 conversion to biennial renewals may be addressed to Marsha Bergeron at 480-551-2769 or [email protected]

Federation of State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards will be visiting BOMEX to make a presentation as part of their plan to meet with each state medical board every three years. The FSMB presentation includes a slide show and an overview of the Federation services, activities, and current initiatives. The presentation will be made during a regularly scheduled Board meeting to be announced.

Off-Site Meeting

The Board will be conducting an off-site meeting on November 17, 2000 to discuss the formal interview process and review disciplinary guidelines. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton El Conquistador in Tucson from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Legislative Update

The Board voted to accept the following rules:

  • R4-16-101Continuing Medical Education- Biennial renewals changes
  • R4-16-103 Licensure by Endorsement- Implementation of SPEX exam for licensing
  • R4-16-109 Miscellaneous Fees- Fee schedule
  • R4-16-401 through R4-16-408 (minus R4-16-406) Executive Director Delegations Substantive Policy Statements be made into rule

All rules must be reviewed for approval by the Governor's Regulatory Review Council. For more information about these rules or other legislative issues, contact Dominick Spatafora at 480-551-2712 or [email protected]

Next Full Board Meeting

The next Full Board meeting will take place October 25-27, 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.