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MISSION STATEMENT
The Primary Duty of the Board is to Protect the Public through Regulation of the Practice of Naturopathic Medicine.
 
Contact Board Staff
Main Number: 602 542-8242
 
Gail Anthony, Executive Director
 
Dee Doyle, Administrative Assistant
Office Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday, Except State Holidays
 
 
 
Verify a License or Certificate online by using the Physician Search
To Check for Possible Disciplinary Actions, click on the Physican Name or Detail Tab.
Pursuant to A.R.S. 32-3214(C), A person may obtain additional public records related to any licensee or certificate holder, including dismissed complaints and nondisciplinary actions and orders, by contacting the board directly. Or Public Records can be obtained by submitting a Request Form.
 
Written Verification
 
 
 
           
 
To Print a License Copy Use the Online Payment Processing link below
 
To Renew Your Medical License 
To Renew Your Certificate to Dispense
Use the Online Payment Processing link below. Or download form.
 
 
 
Continuing Medical Education Questions See R4-18-205 under the Rules Tab to Review CME Requirements
Continuing Medical Education Audits.
If you have been audited for CME, please use the checksheet available under the resources tab.
 
 
Change of Name/ Address A.R.S.32-1507 Requires a licensee or certificate holder to notify the board within 30 Days of any change of address, phone number, or other contact information.
(Use the change of address form under the resources tab)
 
Helpful Information for Licensees See News under the above Tab Titled About
 
 
 

Public Records  To file a public record request, use the form located under the resources tab.

Complaints To file a complaint, use the complaint form located under the resources tab.

 

Physician Advertising Disclosure Requirement

32-3213. Health professionals; disclosure; unprofessional conduct; definition

A. An advertisement for health care services that includes a health professional's name shall identify the title and type of license the health professional holds and under which the health professional is practicing.

B. A health professional who violates this section commits an act of unprofessional conduct.

C. For the purposes of this section, "advertisement" includes billboards, brochures, pamphlets, radio and television scripts, electronic media, printed telephone directories, telephone and direct mail solicitations and any other means of promotion intended to directly or indirectly induce any person to enter into an agreement for services with the health professional. Advertisement does not include materials that provide information about network providers and that are created by an entity regulated under title 20.

 

 

 

Welcome to Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board

NOTICE

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING; CHANGES TO THE ARIZONA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE FOR THE NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS MEDICAL BOARD. Attention members of the public and licensees of the Board:
The State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board opened a rules docket on February 6, 2015 to amend some of its rules. The public comment period is opened and will close on March 23, 2015. Propsed changes can be viewed at the following: please note there will be a change at R4-18-208(5) , R4-18-201(B)(2)a,b,c, should read R4-18-205 (B)(2) a,b,c. http://www.azsos.gov/public/Register/2015/6/contents.htm

 

Effective July 3, 2015 A.R.S. 32-1501(31) UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

(yy) WHEN ISSUING A WRITTEN CERTIFICATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 36-2801, FAILING OR REFUSING TO INCLUDE IN THE ADEQUATE MEDICAL RECORDS OF A PATIENT A COPY OF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

     (i) THE MEDICAL RECORDS RELIED ON BY THE PHYSICIAN TO SUPPORT THE DIAGNOSIS OR CONFIRMED DIAGNOSIS OF THE PATIENT'S DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITION.

    (ii) THE WRITTEN CERTIFICATION.

    (iii) THE PATIENT'S PROFILE ON THE ARIZONA BOARD OF PHARMACY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM DATABASE.

Current Statute and Rule The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Title 36 Chapter 28.1

A.R.S. §36-2801 (18) defines a written certification as: a document dated and signed by a physician, stating that in the physician's professional opinion the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition. The physician must: (a) Specify the qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition in the written certification. (b) Sign and date the written certification only in the course of a physician-patient relationship after the physician has completed a full assessment of the qualifying patient's medical history.

The Arizona Administrative Register Title 9, Chapter 17 21.  “Medical record” means the same as: “Adequate medical records” as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1501: Legible medical records containing, at a minimum, sufficient information to identify the patient, support the diagnosis, describe the treatment, accurately document the results, indicate advice and cautionary warning  provided to the patient and provide sufficient information for a similarly qualified practitioner to assume continuity of the patient's care at any point in the course of treatment.

R9-17-202.  Applying for a Registry Identification Card for a Qualifying Patient (5.) A physician’s written certification in a Department-provided format dated within 90 calendar days before the submission of the qualifying patient’s application that includes:

c. A statement that the physician has made or confirmed a diagnosis of a debilitating medical condition as defined in A.R.S. § 36-2801 for the qualifying patient; d.An identification, initialed by the physician, of one or more of the debilitating medical conditions in R9-17-201 as the qualifying patient’s specific debilitating medical condition;e.If the debilitating medical condition identified in subsection (F)(5)(d) is a condition in: i. R9-17-201(9) through (13), the underlying chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition; or ii. R9-17-201(14), the debilitating medical condition; f. A statement, initialed by the physician, that the physician: i. Has established a medical record for the qualifying patient, and ii.Is maintaining the qualifying patient’s medical record as required in A.R.S. § 12-2297; g. A statement, initialed by the physician, that the physician has conducted an in-person physical examination of the qualifying patient within the previous 90 calendar days appropriate to the qualifying patient’s presenting symptoms and the qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition diagnosed or confirmed by the physician; h. The date the physician conducted the in-person physical examination of the qualifying patient; i. A statement, initialed by the physician, that the physician reviewed the qualifying patient’s: i Medical records including medical records from other treating physicians from the previous 12 months, ii. Response to conventional medications and medical therapies, and iii. Profile on the Arizona Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program database; j. A statement, initialed by the physician, that the physician has explained the potential risks and benefits of the medical use of marijuana to the qualifying patient; k. A statement, initialed by the physician, that in the physician’s professional opinion, the qualifying patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition; l.  A statement, initialed by the physician, that if the physician has referred the qualifying patient to a dispensary, the physician has disclosed to the qualifying patient any personal or professional relationship the physician has with the dispensary; m. An attestation that the information provided in the written certification is true and correct; and n. he physician’s signature and the date the physician signed;

 

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