No. When we request a copy of a document, notarization or certification is not required and an original is not necessary. A document copy may be a piece of paper you mail, or a digital copy from a scanner or cell phone and sent by email or fax. You may send verification forms 1, 2 and 3 to appropriate entities by fax and email. The verifier may return completed verifications to the Board by fax or email as well. However, for faxes, a coversheet bearing the facility’s logo or letterhead is necessary to confirm the sender is the same as the verifier. As long as the sender can be confirmed, the copy is as valid as the original.
However, we cannot accept copies of COMLEX or USMLE transcripts, or copies of documents with a notarial certificate.
If you answer No to question 4 in Section 9, you do not need to submit this form. If you were sued and the case was concluded with no settlement made on your behalf, you do not need to submit this form. If you were sued and the case is still pending, you must answer Yes to question 4 in Section 9.
If you answer Yes to question 4 in Section 9, you need to complete this form. This form should be used as a coversheet for each settlement made on your behalf or for any pending cases. Along with the form, you must submit a narrative in your own words regarding the event and your part in the patient’s care, a copy of the Complaint filed with the court, the settlement document (if applicable), and your licensing Board’s disposition of the complaint if the settlement case was reviewed by a licensing Board. Do not submit the NPDB report in lieu of the above.
The Board considers "re-entering practice" to mean those physicians who held a license and practiced clinical medicine previously but are not licensed and are not practicing medicine at the time of their application to the Arizona Osteopathic Board. It also includes those physicians who are licensed elsewhere but have not practiced clinical medicine for more than two (2) years.
Re-entry procedures have been adopted by the Board. You can read these on our website on this page on the Info Doc(s) tab document titled "Application Procedures for Doctors Re-Entering Practice".
Yes, at the following stages in the application process:
a. you will be sent an email when the application has been received;
b. if your application is administratively incomplete, you will be notified in writing by email what documents have not yet been received;
c. after 30 days of receipt of your application, you may email or call the Board to check on the status of your application;
d. if there are issues about your qualifications, or if you are required to appear before the Board, you will be notified in writing by mail; or
e. If your application is approved, the Request for Issuance of License form will be sent with the approval letter to you by email and regular mail.