is the Monitored Aftercare Program (MAP)?
is an Arizona Medical Board sponsored
program, operated by an outside contracted
medical group to monitor the recovery
of allopathic physicians and physician
assistants who suffer from substance dependency,
substance abuse, and/or co-existing mental
health problems that may effect their
ability to safely practice medicine
ensures the protection of the public health
and safety through education, intervention,
post-treatment monitoring and support
and relapse prevention for allopathic
physicians and physician assistants impaired
by alcohol and/or drug abuse. This program
is authorized by A.R.S. 32-1452.
allopathic physician’s and physician
assistant’s participation in MAP
may be confidential if there are no related
criminal charges, no adverse patient consequences,
or statutory violations.
physicians and physician assistants who
have criminal charges or related statutory
violations or were former MAP participants
who have relapsed are not eligible for
confidential participation and participate
in MAP under a probationary order.
allopathic physicians and physician assistants:
Any Arizona licensed allopathic physician
or physician assistant may participate
in MAP following successful completion
of an approved course of treatment. (The
minimal Board approved course of treatment
is 28 days of inpatient chemical dependency
treatment at an approved treatment facility.)
allopathic physicians and physician assistants
or physicians and physician assistants
holding an inactive Arizona license:
Allopathic physicians and physician assistants
who do not have an Arizona license or
whose Arizona license is inactive do not
qualify to participate in MAP and may
participate in any confidential private
program that allows for documentation
of continuous sobriety and compliance
to assist in the Arizona licensure process.
of public safety is of paramount importance.
Any allopathic physician or physician
assistant who is determined to be unsafe
to practice will be removed from practice
though a Board order or voluntary inactivation
until such time as they are again determined
to be able to safely practice medicine
& Sucher, P.C.
Medical Directors: David G. Greenberg, M.D.
and Michel A. Sucher, M.D.
our Monitored Aftercare Program Coordinators
for contractors/Board-approved programs
that offer additional services.