Effective August 9, 2010. This bill amended A.R.S. §32-3214 with regard to information posted on the website of a healthcare regulatory board. The Statute reads:
32-3214. Board actions; records; website; compliance deadline
- If a health profession regulatory board dismisses a complaint, the record of that complaint is available to that regulatory board and the public at all times but may not appear on the board's website. For the purposes of this subsection, "dismisses a complaint" means that a board does not issue a disciplinary or non-disciplinary order or action against a licensee or certificate holder.
- If a health profession regulatory board issues a non-disciplinary order or action against a licensee or certificate holder, the record of the non-disciplinary order or action is available to that board and the public at all times but may not appear on the board's website.
- If a health profession regulatory board issues an advisory letter or letter of concern or imposes a practice limitation, documentation of that action is available to that board and the public at all times and may appear on the board's website, regardless of whether the board defines the action as a disciplinary or nondisciplinary action.
- If a health profession regulatory board maintains a website, the board must display on its website a statement that a person may obtain additional public records related to any licensee or certificate holder, including dismissed complaints and non-disciplinary actions and orders, by contacting the board directly.
- This section does not prohibit a health profession regulatory board from conducting its authorized duties in a public meeting.
- A health profession regulatory board must comply with the requirements of this section on or before January 1, 2012.