What does a regulatory board do?
Arizona Medical Board licenses qualified
allopathic physicians (MD’s). The
Board is also responsible for investigating
patient complaints against physicians
and when appropriate, taking disciplinary
action against their licenses. Unlike
medical associations and societies, the
main objective of the Arizona Medical
Board is to protect the public.
boards exist for other licensed professionals
as well, including osteopathic physicians,
physician assistants, psychologists, cosmetologists,
accountants and opticians. Like the Arizona
Medical Board, these regulatory boards
serve the same purpose to protect the
serves on the Arizona Medical Board?
Arizona Medical Board is comprised of
twelve members: eight allopathic physicians
and four public members, including a licensed
Governor appoints all Board members. Members
of the Arizona Medical Board may serve
two five-year terms.
many allopathic physicians are licensed
are more than 22,430 allopathic physicians
licensed in Arizona.
often does the Arizona Medical Board meet?
Arizona Medical Board meets every other
month. The Board may choose to meet more
often when issues arise requiring immediate
for all meetings are posted at the Board’s
offices, at the Arizona Department of
Administration, and on the Board’s
website at least 24 hours in advance.
All meetings are open to the public.