MEDICAL LICENSE DEFENSE

Arizona Medical License Defense Attorney

It is vital to preserve the time and effort invested in receiving a health care professional license.  Attorney Robert Chelle represents health care professionals in complex administrative hearings where their license or ability to work is in question.

LICENSING BOARD: Arizona Medical Board
ADDRESS:
1740 W Adams St, Suite 4000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
PHONE: 480-551-2700
WEB: http://www.azmd.gov/

The Arizona Medical Board regulates those engaged in the practice of medical in Arizona and governs the issuance of licenses, registrations and certificates for individuals. The Board initiates investigations into complaints and self-reports concerning a physician’s possible non-compliance with the law, and determines and administers disciplinary actions if it is determined that Arizona’s Medical Practice Act has been violated.

Relevant Information:

Below is a typical time-line regarding the initial stage of an Arizona Medical Board Complaint:

  1. A Complaint or Self-Report is filed with the Board
  2. The Board determines if they have jurisdiction over the complaint or self-report
  3. If the Board has jurisdiction, an Investigator is assigned and a case number is given
  4. The Investigator sends a notification letter to the physician and the investigation begins
  5. The physician is given time (generally 14-30 days) to respond with information regarding the events behind the complaint.

We strongly advises that any physician seek legal counsel prior to responding to any Arizona Medical Board investigation or questionnaire. This includes speaking on the phone with an Investigator or submitting any written response. Retaining legal counsel prior to communicating with Board staff in any way gives you the best chance of mitigating the potential disciplinary action from the Board.

Under the current laws a physician facing an investigation or complaint may be subject to a variety of disciplinary actions. These include probation, suspension, or revocation of their medical license. In addition, the physician may have difficulty finding future employment or be terminated from their current position unless the investigation is dealt with proactively.

If you are in need of assistance with medical license defense, contact Attorney Robert Chelle at 602-344-9865.