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DATE: 9/12/2005
Medical Board Joins ´┐ŻOperation Good Neighbor‘

Scottsdale, Ariz. - At the request of the governor‘s office, the Arizona Medical Board will expeditiously process license applications from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama physicians who wish to be licensed in Arizona. The Governor has stated that inability to pay licensing fees should not prevent licensure. State law prohibits the Arizona Medical Board from waiving the licensure fees, so the Board will submit detailed invoices to the Arizona Department of Emergency Management for payment.

Applicants have until September 30th to apply for a license pursuant to this expedited process. Applicants must still meet all state requirements to practice allopathic medicine.

If you are planning to apply for a license, or are hiring or sponsoring a physician from the affected areas, please contact the AMB at (480) 551-2700 as soon as possible.

Governor Janet Napolitano established “Operation Good Neighbor” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding in New Orleans to assist evacuees in becoming temporary and in some instances permanent residents of Arizona.