The Primary Duty of the Board is to Protect
the Public through Regulation of the Practice
of Naturopathic Medicine.
The Primary Duty of the Board is to Protect
the Public through Regulation of the Practice
of Naturopathic Medicine.
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Renewal Period for license October - January 1 of each year. January 2 - March 1 of with a late fee. Renewal Period for Certificate to Dispense May - July 1 of each year. July 2 - August 30 with a late fee.
INFORMATION ABOUT LICENSING
ACCREDITED NATUROPATHIC SCHOOLS OVERVIEW
Applicants for licensure are required to have graduated from an accredited school of naturopathic medicine. The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) accredits four-year, campus based doctoral programs in naturopathic medicine that qualify graduates for licensure in the U.S and Canada. CNME does not accredit online naturopathic programs, and these programs do not qualify individuals for licensure. Accreditation ensures schools are providing a standards-based education that combines traditional natural health knowlege with modern medical training. Schools are required to meet certain standards before being accredited and must be reaccredited at least every seven years. The complete list of Accredited naturopathic schools can be found under the Resources tab on the above menu bar. More information regarding the CNME accreditation process may be found on https://cnme.org
LICENSURE BY UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION
On August 27, 2019, the State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board will begin accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. The universal recognition policy allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant mustt:
To apply via Universal Recognition, please complete the Application form available under the forms tab on the menu bar above.
Notice: Pursuant to section 41-1093.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, an agency shall limit all occupational regulations to regulations that a demonstrated to be necessary to specifically fulfill a public health, safety or welfare concern. Pursuant to sections 41-1093.02 and 41-1093.03, Arizona Revised Statutes, you have the right to petition this agency to repeal or modify the occupational regulation or bring an action in court of general jurisdiction to challenge the occupational regulation and to ensure compliance with section 41-1093.01, Arizona Revised Statutes.
Applications for Naturopathic Medical License Available for download under the Forms Tab on the Menue Bar. The same Application is used if applying by Examination, Endorsement, or Universal Recognision.
Application for Fee Waiver Available under the News Tab on the Menu Bar
The Arizona Department of Health Services has been closely monitoring COVID-19 on an international, national, and local level. Mitigating the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, a respiratory disease that can cause symptoms ranging from mild cold-like illness to severe pneumonia, is a high priority. While only one case has been reported in Arizona in an individual who has since recovered, we expect more cases will occur here in the future. In order to best protect Arizonans, we all must work together to be responsive to this evolving situation.
For more information about the outbreak, visit the ADHS coronavirus website at azhealth.gov/coronavirus.
For questions regarding the use of telemedicine, please reference Executive Order 2020-15 at the above link.
The Board does not offer legal interpretation of the law.
TELEMEDICINE Information may be found on AZLEG.Gov under Chapter 36
Telemedicine 36-3601. Definitions,36-3602. Delivery of health care through telemedicine; requirements; exceptions,36-3603. State jurisdiction; scope ,36-3604. Use of telemedicine for abortion prohibited; penalty; definition, and aznd.gov 32-1501(ww)
Register as a Volunteer Health Professional for a Public Health Emergency
Are you a healthcare professional interested in volunteering for the COVID-19 Response or other public health emergencies? The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) needs emergency response volunteers to call upon during a time of need.The knowledge and skills you have can help make a difference during a disaster. The first step in volunteering is to register with the Arizona Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (AZ-ESAR-VHP or https://esar-vhp.health.azdhs.gov/). Once registered, request membership into the COVID-19 Response or other categories of interest. You can also get involved with opportunities by connecting with your local medical reserve corps by visiting https://mrc.hhs.gov/FindMRC.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
For approved schools, refer to the Resources tab on the homepage
REQUIREMENT TO REGISTER WITH THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM
All licensed naturopathic physicians with a DEA Registration or who intend to apply for a DEA Registration in Arizona are required to register with the Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program. Registration is available on the State of Arizona Pharmacy Board Website https://pharmacypmp.az.gov
Also review the FAQ link https://pharmacypmp.az.gov/frequently-asked-questions-faqs
Educational Video https://youtu.be/ol206wj4LLY
RETENTION OF RECORDS AND REQUIRED PROTOCOL
A.R.S. 12-2297. Retention of records
A. Unless otherwise required by statute or by federal law, a health care provider shall retain the original or copies of a patient's medical records as follows:
1. If the patient is an adult, for at least six years after the last date the adult patient received medical or health care services from that provider.
2. If the patient is a child, either for at least three years after the child's eighteenth birthday or for at least six years after the last date the child received medical or health care services from that provider, whichever date occurs later.
3. Source data may be maintained separately from the medical record and must be retained for six years from the date of collection of the source data.
B. When a health care provider retires or sells the provider's practice the provider shall take reasonable measures to ensure that the provider's records are retained pursuant to this section.
C. A person who is licensed pursuant to title 32 as an employee of a health care provider is not responsible for storing or retaining medical records but shall compile and record the records in the customary manner.
D. A nursing care institution as defined in section 36-401 shall retain patient records for six years after the date of the patient's discharge. For a minor, the nursing care institution shall retain the records for three years after the patient reaches eighteen years of age or for six years after the date of the patient's discharge, whichever date occurs last.
A.R.S. 32-3211. Medical records; protocol; unprofessional conduct; corrective action; exemptions
A. A health professional must prepare a written protocol for the secure storage, transfer and access of the medical records of the health professional's patients. At a minimum the protocol must specify:
1. If the health professional terminates or sells the health professional's practice and the patient's medical records will not remain in the same physical location, the procedure by which the health professional shall notify each patient in a timely manner before the health professional terminates or sells the health professional's practice in order to inform the patient regarding the future location of the patient's medical records and how the patient can access those records.
2. The procedure by which the health professional may dispose of unclaimed medical records after a specified period of time and after the health professional has made good faith efforts to contact the patient.
3. How the health professional shall timely respond to requests from patients for copies of their medical records or to access their medical records.
B. The protocol prescribed in subsection A of this section must comply with the relevant requirements of title 12, chapter 13, article 7.1 regarding medical records.
C. A health professional shall indicate compliance with the requirements of this section on the health professional's application for relicensure in a manner prescribed by the health professional's regulatory board.
D. A health professional who does not comply with this section commits an act of unprofessional conduct.
E. In addition to taking disciplinary action against a health professional who does not comply with this section, the health professional's regulatory board may take corrective action regarding the proper storage, transfer and access of the medical records of the health professional's patients. For the purposes of this subsection, corrective action does not include taking possession or management of the medical records.
F. For the purposes of this section, health professional does not include a veterinarian.
G. This section does not apply to a health professional who is employed by a health care institution as defined in section 36-401 that is responsible for the maintenance of the medical records.
Click on the PHYSICIAN SEARCH TAB located on the far right side of the home page menu bar. In the event the physician has disciplinary actions or orders, the document link will be visible by clicking on the name of the physician or the details option. Please note, some Board Actions may not appear until a few weeks after they are taken due to appeals, effective dates, and other administrative processes. 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. Pursuant to A.R.S. 32-3214, Dismissed complaint records are available to the public, but may not appear on the Board's website. Dismiss means the Board does not issue a disciplinary or nondisciplinary order or action against the licensee or certificate holder. Non-disciplinary orders or actions taken by the Board after January 1, 2018, will be made available on the website for a 5 year period. Letters of concern and advisory letters may not be posted on the website, but are available to the public upon request. A penidng complaint or investigation will not be disclosed to the public.
We recommend if you are in a hiring position, that you verify credentials with the appropriate licensing board, prior to hiring or introduction into your office setting.
Members of the public are strongly encouraged to check the credentials of any health care provider you plan to see, prior to your visit.
A list of Imposters may be found under the News tab located on the above menue bar.
Content Disclaimer The State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board presents the information contained on this website as a service to the public. The Board relies on the information provided by Licensees and Certificate holders to be true and correct as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct to provide false information to the Board. The Board makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability as to the content of this website, or to the content of any other website to which it may link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of the information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. The Board is not liable for errors or any damages resulting in the use of the information contained on this website.
Anyone, including the Board, may file a complaint against a Licensed Naturopathic Physician. The Board on its own motion may investigate any evidence that appears to show that a doctor of naturopathic medicine is or may be medically incompetent, is or may be guilty of unprofessional conduct or is or may be mentally or physically unable to engage safely in the practice of naturopathic medicine. View the document below for details on the complaint process and the complaint form.
32-3224. Complaints; time limitation on filing
Notwithstanding any time limitation to the contrary in this title, a health profession regulatory board may not act on its own motion or on any complaint received by the board in which an allegation of unprofessional conduct or any other violation of the chapter that applies to a professional who holds an Arizona license or certificate occurred more than four years before the complaint is received by the board.
This time limitation does not apply to:
1. Medical malpractice settlements or judgments or allegations of sexual misconduct or if such incident or occurrence involved a felony, diversion of a controlled substance or impairment while practicing by the licensee or certificate holder.
2. A board's consideration of the specific unprofessional conduct related to a licensee's or certificate holder's failure to disclose conduct or a violation as required by law.