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Arizona Regulatory Board Of Physician Assistants
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants

Who can file a complaint?

Patients, medical facilities, other health care providers, medical malpractice insurers and government agencies may file a complaint. The Arizona Medical Board and/or the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants may also initiate an investigation on its own motion if it becomes aware of possible unprofessional conduct.

 

How do I file a complaint?

The Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants prefers that complaints be filed in writing so the Board can effectively evaluate each allegation against the physician or physician assistant during the course of the investigation. For your convenience, a complaint form can be downloaded from the website. Fill in as much information as you have regarding the physician’s or physician assistant’s conduct, including a detailed narrative outlining your complaint in chronological order, dates, names of other health care providers involved, and names and addresses of any witnesses. If you have supporting documentation, such as medical records, billing records or correspondence with the physician, please include a copy. Original documentation will not be returned to you after the investigation.

Mail your complaint to the following address or fax it to (480) 551-2702.

 

Arizona Medical Board/Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
Attention: Enforcement
9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

 

Can I file a complaint anonymously?

You have the right to file a complaint anonymously, however, it is difficult to sustain an anonymous complaint because the Board cannot contact the complainant to verify the information and it is also difficult to retrieve necessary medical records if a patient name is not provided.

If you would like your identity to remain confidential, you may request that your name be withheld from the complaint. If you request that your name be withheld, the physician under investigation would not know who filed the complaint.