Those wishing to address the Board or Committee need not request permission in advance; however, the Board or Committee may limit those persons speaking during the “Call to the Public” to three (3) per side on any one issue. The Board or Committee can only take action on matters listed on the agenda.
A.R.S. § 38-431.02(H).
If appropriate, actions on public comment matters that are not listed on the agenda will be limited to directing staff to study the matter or schedule the matter for further discussion at a later date.
A.R.S. § 38-431.01(H)
Review the agenda for the meeting that you wish to attend and make a public statement. The agenda will give you the date, time, location and/or the appropriate phone number or hyperlink to use to join the meeting.
Call in to the meeting using the information from the agenda (from #1) and tell the operator that you wish to make a public statement for a matter listed on the agenda (knowing the case number or physician’s name is helpful to staff). Only provide your initials if you are the patient and/or complainant, or when referring to the patient only use their initials to preserve their privacy.
Wait until your case number, physician name or initials are called out by the meeting moderator to speak during the Call to Public.
At all times not speaking (telephonic and virtual) please mute your telephone or computer microphone to reduce feedback and be respectful of all meeting attendees.
Should you have any questions about this process, please contact the Board Coordinator’s Office at 480.551.2734 or by email
The Regular Session Meetings of the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
are streamed online live.are streamed online live.
Previous Board meetings are archived and available to be viewed on demand.
IMPORTANT NOTE RE: AGENCY MOVE
At 3PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the Board begins relocating to the Capitol Mall. Email and phone service may be temporarily unavailable on Thursday and Friday.
The Agency is expected to be fully operational on Monday, January 8, 2018 and will respond to inquiries as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this transition period.
Effective January 8, 2018 the new address is:
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
1740 W. Adams, Suite 4000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
phone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same.
The supervising physician shall: Maintain a written agreement with the physician assistant. The agreement must state that the physician will exercise supervision over the physician assistant and retains professional and legal responsibility for the care rendered by the physician assistant. The agreement must be signed by the supervising physician and the physician assistant and updated annually. The agreement must be kept on file at the practice site and made available to the board on request. Each year the board shall randomly audit at least five per cent of these agreements for compliance.
All prescriptions issued by a physician assistant shall contain the name, address, and telephone number of the physician assistant.
All prescription orders issued by a physician assistant shall contain the name, address and telephone number of the physician assistant. A physician assistant shall issue prescription orders for controlled substances under the physician assistant's own United States drug enforcement administration registration number.
A Supervising physician must hold a current unrestricted license.
"Supervising physician" means a physician who holds a current unrestricted license, who supervises a physician assistant and who assumes legal responsibility for health care tasks performed by the physician assistant.
Certain misdemeanors and all felony charges must be reported to the Board within 10 days after being charged.
A health professional who has been charged with a misdemeanor involving conduct that may affect patient safety or a felony after receiving or renewing a license or certificate must notify the health professional's regulatory board in writing within ten working days after the charge is filed.
It is unprofessional conduct for a PA to prescribe controlled substances to members of their immediate family.