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A. The board shall not act on its own motion or on any complaint received by the board in which an allegation of unprofessional conduct or any other violation of this chapter against a professional who holds an Arizona license occurred more than four years before the complaint is received by the board. The time limitation does not apply to:
1. Medical malpractice settlements or judgments or allegations of sexual misconduct or if an incident or occurrence involved a felony, diversion of a controlled substance or impairment while practicing by the licensee.
2. A board's consideration of the specific unprofessional conduct related to a licensee's failure to disclose conduct or a violation as required by law.
B. If a complainant wishes to have the complainant's identifying information withheld from the physician against whom the allegation of unprofessional conduct is being made, the board shall enter into a written agreement with the complainant stating that the complainant's identifying information will not be provided to the physician against whom the allegation of unprofessional conduct is being made to the extent consistent with the administrative appeals process. The board shall post this policy on the board's website where a person would submit a complaint online.
C. The board shall not open an investigation if identifying information regarding the complainant is not provided.