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32-3224 - Complaints; time limit on filing; exceptions
32-3224. Complaints; time limit on filing; exceptions
Notwithstanding any time limit to the contrary in this title, a health profession regulatory board may 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 the chapter that applies to a professional who holds an Arizona license or certificate occurred more than four years before the complaint is received by the board. This time limit does not apply to:
1. Medical malpractice settlements or judgments, allegations of sexual misconduct or an incident or occurrence that involved a felony, diversion of a controlled substance or impairment while practicing by the licensee or certificate holder.
2. The board's consideration of the specific unprofessional conduct related to the licensee's or certificate holder's failure to disclose conduct or a violation as required by law. This paragraph does not apply to a person who is licensed or permitted pursuant to chapter 18 of this title unless the conduct or violation is related to sexual misconduct, an incident or occurrence involving a felony, diversion of a controlled substance or impairment while practicing. Diversion of a controlled substance does not include administrative errors or recordkeeping violations when there is not evidence of an actual loss of a controlled substance.