Guidelines For Delegating Authority To The Executive Director To Dismiss Complaints
NOTICE OF AGENCY
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENT #14

The Arizona Board of Medical Examiners
9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

1. Title of the guidance document or subject of the substantive policy statement and the guidance document number or substantive policy statement number by which the document or policy statement is referenced:

Guidelines For Delegating Authority To The Executive Director To Dismiss Complaints. (SPS #14)

2. Date of the application of the guidance documents or the date the substantive policy statement was issued and the effective date of the document or policy statement if different from the publication or issuance date:

Adopted by the Board July 28, 1999, Originally Published August 27, 1999.

3. Summary of the contents of the guidance document or the substantive policy statement:

Guidelines describing the circumstances of use for the Executive Director to dismiss complaints if the complaint is without merit.

4. A statement as to whether the guidance document or substantive policy statement is a new document or statement or a revision.

New Statement

5. The name, address and telephone number of the person to whom questions and comments about the guidance document or substantive policy statement may be directed:

Deputy Director, Arizona Board of Medical Examiners
9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
(480) 551-2700

6. Information about where a person may obtain a copy of the guidance document or the substantive policy statement and the costs for obtaining the document or policy statement:

Available from the Board of Medical Examiners.
Twenty-five cents per page copying cost.

Limited Dismissal of Cases

STATUTUORY REFERENCE:

1405 (C) (21) may also dismiss complaints if the complaint is without merit.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF USE:

For the E.D. to dismiss a complaint if the complaint is without merit, but rather an allegation including,

— the Investigative Staff concur after reviewing the case that it be dismissed, and

Subsequent to dismissing such a case,

— the E.D. shall report to the Board at each bimonthly Board meeting a list of the individuals whose cases were dismissed during the prior period. This list will appear in the Executive Director's report.

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Originally Published Summer 1990, Revised June 2000.