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Licensee may not sue to prohibit investigation of complaint

In a rather complicated procedural case, an appeals court in Arizona ruled that a licensee who brought suit against the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners—seeking to prohibit it from opening a formal investigation based on an anonymous complaint regarding his practice—must allow a complaint screening committee formed by the board to evaluate the complaint, in order to decide whether the board should take up the case before the licensee can bring suit to stop it from going forward.

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