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Arizona Medical Board—Board Has Improved Its Processes, but Should Conduct a Risk-Based Review of Previously-Issued Licenses


In response to an October 2013 Arizona Office of the Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide report regarding the potential inappropriate issuance of some licenses and registrations, auditors reviewed the Arizona Medical Board’s (Board) licensing processes and  made recommendations to address deficiencies. The Board subsequently implemented the recommendations and adequate licensing policies and procedures. Because it previously lacked adequate policies and procedures, the Board has retained a vendor to review the initial medical doctor (MD) licenses it issued between October 1, 2011 and February 5, 2014. In addition, the Board should conduct a risk-based review of the initial MD licenses it issued between February 6, 2014 and June 16, 2014, and continue to follow its improved licensing and registration processes.

Follow-Up Report

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