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physician assistants; licensure; board.





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session










Amending sections 32-2503 and 32-2558, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the Arizona regulatory board of physician assistants.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Section 32-2503, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-2503. Organization; meetings; payment for service

A. The board shall annually elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson vice chairperson from among its members.

B. The board shall hold a regular meeting at least quarterly on a date and at a time and place it designates.  The board shall hold special meetings, including meetings using communications equipment that allows all members participating in the meeting to hear each other, as the chairperson determines are necessary to carry out the functions of the board. The board shall hold a special meeting on any day that the chairperson determines is necessary to carry out the functions of the board.  The vice-chairperson vice chairperson may call regular meetings and special meetings if the chairperson is not available.

C. Members of the board are eligible to receive compensation in the amount of two hundred dollars up to $200 for each day of actual service in the business of the board and for all expenses necessarily and properly incurred in attending board meetings. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2. Section 32-2558, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-2558. Reinstatement of revoked or surrendered license

A. On written application, the board may issue a new license to a physician assistant whose license was previously revoked by the board or surrendered if the applicant demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the applicant is completely rehabilitated with respect to the conduct that was the basis for the revocation or surrender.  In making its decision, the board shall determine:

1. That the applicant has not engaged in any conduct during the revocation or surrender period that would have constituted a basis for revocation or surrender pursuant to section 32-2551.

2. If a criminal conviction was a basis of the revocation or surrender, that the applicant's civil rights have been fully restored pursuant to statute or any other applicable recognized judicial or gubernatorial order.

3. That the applicant has made restitution to any aggrieved person as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

4. That the applicant demonstrates any other standard of rehabilitation the board determines is appropriate.

B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, a person shall not submit an application for reinstatement less than two years after the date of revocation or surrender.

C. The board shall vacate its previous order to revoke or accept the surrender of a license if that revocation or surrender was based on a conviction of a felony or an offense involving moral turpitude and that conviction has been reversed on appeal. The physician assistant may submit an application for reinstatement as soon as the court enters the reversal.

D. An applicant for reinstatement shall comply with all initial licensing requirements prescribed by this chapter. END_STATUTE