Arizona Board of Pharmacy Probation Attorney: Defense Lawyer for Arizona Pharmacy Board Issues
Probation from the Arizona Board of Pharmacy against the licenses of pharmacists in Arizona is offered through a Consent Agreement. The Consent Agreement requires the pharmacist to do certain things (drug testing, work supervision, counseling, continuing education). Or alternatively, refrain from doing things (using alcohol, prescribing schedule drugs, seeing certain patients, etc.). The Arizona Board of Pharmacy can place pharmacists on probation through:
Pharmacists who hold a license in Arizona can face disciplinary actions by the Arizona Board (located in Phoenix) for many different reasons. If the Board determines formal licensing action is necessary it will happen after the completion of an investigation. It’s the job of the Board to review any complaint alleging a violation of Arizona law. Thus, at an Arizona Board Meeting, the Board will vote to determine the outcome of each investigation, thus, a defense attorney may be needed. The Arizona State Board can vote on a non-disciplinary outcome or vote to offer the pharmacist, intern, pharmacy technician or licensee formal discipline.
Responding to Arizona Board Practice Complaints and Investigations
After receiving an Arizona Board Complaint or self-report, a pharmacist receives a notice from the AZ Board requesting additional information as well as a response to allegations found in the complaint. From here, the Pharmacy Board assigns an investigator to the complaint and they begin to collect evidence. The documents and evidence collected includes:
- Patient medical records
- Pharmacy and pharmaceutical records
- Employment files from the pharmacist’s employer and business
- Criminal records
- Interviews of people associated with the Board Complaint (These interviewees can include the patient, medical director, colleagues, etc.)
Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Disciplinary Actions
When a pharmacist is facing a complaint or investigation by their medical board, they may also face Arizona Board of Pharmacy Disciplinary Actions. Facing disciplinary action can have vast repercussions on a medical career. This can include license probation, suspension or revocation. It can also jeopardize employment. A pharmacist under investigation can face termination at their current job after receiving a complaint or after the AZ Board initiates an investigation.
There are certain allegations that can cause a professional pharmacist to receive disciplinary action in this state. These include:
- Improper record keeping
- Reporting false information
- Physical abuse of patients
- Sexual abuse of patients
- Criminal convictions
- Substance Abuse
- Disruptive Conduct
Professional Discipline Attorney
If you’re interested in learning more about our Arizona Board of Pharmacy Attorney services and how to protect your license, set up a consultation with Chelle Law today.