Arizona Medical Board Application

Arizona Medical Board ApplicationIf you have a criminal incident in your past, a practice related event, or discipline during training your Arizona Medical Board Application may be stalled while the Arizona Medical Board investigates  past incidents. A DUI or substance abuse related criminal incident from your past can lead the Board to question whether you have a substance abuse problem, which can lead to the Board ordering you to receive an addiction evaluation (while adding months to the licensure process).

ARIZONA MEDICAL BOARD APPLICATION INVESTIGATION

Do not wait to submit your application. With an incident in your past it can take months to progress through the licensure process. If an investigation is initiated you will have to:

  • Submit a thorough response regarding the incident(s)
  • Respond to your investigators inquiries
  • Come in for an interview at the Board (not applicable to every case)
  • Go before the Board at the monthly Board meeting

Keep in mind that the Arizona Medical Board will not speed up the application process just because you have a position waiting for you. You should determine if you may have a concern prior to entering medical school by contacting Attorney Robert Chelle to schedule a consultation. However, if you are currently enrolled in medical school or have recently graduated you should seek legal counsel to determine what steps can be taken to ensure your application is processed promptly.

Do not contact the Board to discuss your past or a specific criminal incident. The Board investigator that you speak with will take extensive notes regarding your conversation and the notes can be used against you during the investigation process.

ANSWERING THE ARIZONA MEDICAL BOARD APPLICATION QUESTIONS

It is also important to answer the application questions in the correct manner. Withholding information or not disclosing past events can cause the Board to initiate an investigation or cause you to receive discipline in the future.

Arizona Medical Fingerprint Clearance Card

Arizona law requires many professions to have an active Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to licensure, certification, or employment. If an applicant is determined to have a criminal history or they have been placed on the Child Protective Services Central Registry they will have to apply (and obtain) an exception (good cause or central registry) from the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting.

If you are having problems with your Arizona Medical Board Application contact Chelle Law at 602.344.9865.