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Jan312012

Transcript - Arizona Medical Board Reauthorization Hearing

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Arizona Medical Board Reauthorization Hearing before Arizona Legislature Joint Committee

OCTOBER 31, 2011 TRANSCRIPT BY: POISEL TRANSCRIPTION

Female:    The next on the agenda is the Arizona Medical Board report.  We’ll start with the Auditor General’s presentation.  

Ms. Chipman:    Madam Chair, members of the committee.  My name is Emily Chipman. I work at the office of the Auditor General. Today I’ll be presenting information on the Arizona Medical Board audit which was completed in June of this year.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Letter to AZ auditor general commenting on medical board audit report

Dear Ms. Davenport:

I reviewed the audit report concerning the Arizona Medical Board, and wish to make some comments on behalf of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and many physicians in Arizona.

While we would not disagree with the conclusions reached by the auditor concerning such matters as guidance for executive director dismissals, timeliness, and guidance on how to select a staff doctor or medical consultant, we believe that there are many aspects that are not considered in the report. This lack, I believe, results in large part from the fact that the auditor did not seek input from licensees or members of the public.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Doctors Want Medical Board Reform

Published in  Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 16 Number 2 Summer 2011 

When a doctor is investigated, or subjected to sham peer review, or prosecuted, or delicensed, the most common response by physicians is—silence. Others comment that "there are bad apples out there." And they tend to trust the process because physicians are involved in it.  When they came for J. Philip Smith, doctors might have said: "I didn’t speak up because I don’t run Medicare subacute care facilities."

Read entire article at: http://www.jpands.org/vol16no2/orient.pdf

Monday
Apr112011

Survey Results

Thursday
Apr072011

Arizona Medical Board regular meeting, April 6, 2011

Official minutes are at: http://216.207.122.172/minutes/pdf/2011_04_06_MD_RM_MIN_331791362011.pdf

The following is an edited transcript of notes taken by an observer at the regular meeting of the Arizona Medical Board held at Arizona Medical Board headquarters April 6, 2011.

Interpolations by the editor (“Ed.”) are in square brackets. A few particularly salient points are highlighted in yellow.

The observer was not present for the entire meeting, but only for the call to the public and the presentation about the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

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