NOTICE OF AGENCY
SUBSTANTIVE POLICY STATEMENT #8
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
Allowing The Executive Director To Require Evaluations And Investigational
Interviews. (SPS #8)
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
3. Summary of the contents of the guidance document or the substantive
Guidelines describing the circumstances of use for the Executive
Director to require evaluations or investigational interviews which
assist in information gathering.
4. A statement as to whether the guidance document or substantive
policy statement is a new document or statement or a revision.
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
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.
Interim Evaluations and Investigational Interviews
1451 (C) …shall require any combination of mental, physical or oral
or written medical competency examinations and conduct necessary investigations
including investigational interviews between representatives of the
board and the doctor to fully inform itself with respect to any information
filed with the board under subsection A of this section. These examinations
may include biological fluid testing.
CIRCUMSTANCES OF USE:
For the E.D. to require evaluations of investigational interviews
which assist in information gathering,
(a) The Supervising Medical Consultant recommends, after reviewing
the allegations and investigator's summary, that such mental, physical,
oral, or written medical competency examinations be conducted, or
(b) either the Investigation Supervisor or Supervising Medical Consultant,
after reviewing the allegations and relevant facts at hand, recommends
conducting an investigational interview.
Subsequent to requiring such evaluations or interviews,
the E.D. shall report to the Board at each bimonthly
Board meeting a statistical summary of the numbers and types of evaluations
completed during the prior period for Board information. This Summary
will appear in the Executive Director's report.