Posted on: August 4, 2020 Posted by: John McElligott Comments: 0

By John McElligott, MPH, CPH

Each year, the Arizona Medical Board[i] must submit a written report to the Governor of Arizona and oversight committees of the Arizona State Legislature regarding the “board’s licensing and disciplinary activities for the previous fiscal year.”[ii] Below are data of disciplinary actions over the past five years. At the time of publication, the Arizona Osteopathic Board was working on generating its first annual report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

[i] McSorley, P. (2019). Annual Reports. Retrieved June 23, 2020, from

[ii] Arizona Medical Board, A.R.S. § 32-1402(G).

Disciplinary Actions

FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017FY 2018FY 2019
Letter of Reprimand151819149
Decree of Censure12120
Practice Restriction1101120
Loss of Licensure (Revocation/Surrender)1313151413
Interim Practice Restriction1516201634
Summary Suspension62444
Inactivation with Cause11153
Denial of Medical License01100

Non-Disciplinary Actions

FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017FY 2018FY 2019
Advisory Letters9814317412894
Advisory Letters with Non-Disciplinary CME821393626
Non-Disciplinary CME20010

Actions as a Percentage of Licensed MDs

FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017FY 2018FY 2019
Disciplinary Actions70 (0.31%)80 (0.35%)112 (0.48%)94 (0.39%)92 (0.37%)
Non-Disciplinary Actions108 (0.48%)164 (0.71%)213 (0.91%)165 (0.68%)120 (0.48%)
Licensed MDs22,43222,96423,51924,14725,014