Arizona Board of Physician Assistants Probation Attorney: AZ PA Board Defense for Physician Assistants
Probation from the Arizona Board of Physician Assistants against the licenses of physician assistants in Arizona is offered through a Consent Agreement. The Consent Agreement requires the physician assistant 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 Physician Assistants can place physician assistant on probation through:
- License restriction
Physician assistants who hold a license in Arizona can face disciplinary actions by a Arizona Regulatory Board for many different reasons. If the Board of Physician Assistants 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 the Arizona Medical Practice Act and Arizona law. Thus, at an Arizona Board of Physician Assistants Meeting, the Board will vote to determine the outcome of each investigation, thus, a defense attorney may be needed. The Board can vote on a non-disciplinary outcome or vote to offer the physician assistant formal discipline.
Responding to Practice Complaints and Investigations
After receiving an Arizona Board of Physician Assistants Complaint or self-report, a physician assistant receives a notice from the Board requesting additional information as well as a response to allegations found in the complaint. From here, the Board of Physician Assistants assigns an investigator to the complaint and they begin to collect evidence. The State documents and evidence collected includes:
- Patient medical records and healthcare documents
- Employment files from the physician assistant’s employer and business
- Criminal records
- Interviews of people associated with the Board Complaint (These interviewees can include the patient, medical director, physicians, colleagues, etc.)
Arizona Board of Physician Assistants Disciplinary Action
When a physician assistant is facing a complaint or investigation by their medical board, they may also face Arizona Board of Physician Assistants 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 physician assistant under investigation can face termination at their current job after receiving a complaint or after the Arizona State Board initiates an investigation.
There are certain allegations that can cause an AZ physician assistant to receive disciplinary action. These include:
- Improper record keeping
- Reporting false information
- Physical abuse of patients
- Sexual abuse of patients
- Criminal convictions
- Substance Abuse
- Disruptive Conduct
- Public civil cases
Medical License Discipline Attorney
If you’re interested in learning more about our Arizona Board of Physician Assistants Attorney services and how to protect your license, set up a consultation with Chelle Law today.