- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee not entitled to second evidentiary hearing after 11 years of procedural up-and-downs
- Discipline upheld against psychologist who gave patient file to opposing counsel in lawsuit
- Complainant cannot force board to let him testify against licensee
- Formal recommendation by hearing examiner not required in order to revoke a license
- Licensee cannot dodge obligation to adhere to trade standards through provision in contract with customer
The average time for the Arizona medical board to review an application and issue a license soared to 61 days this year, leaving a backlog of hundreds of doctors, the Arizona Republic television news channel reported March 14.
The lag is due to stricter credential checks which the board adopted following an “Arizona ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide” report in October 2013, which found that license applications were not being fully vetted.
That report led to the firing of then-Executive Director Lisa Wynn.
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