In our previous post, we looked at the disciplinary framework for dentists as a whole. This post will look specifically at one topic that has increasingly resulted in discipline for both dentists and physicians alike over the last few years: narcotic pain medication prescriptions.
Title 32, Chapter 11 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and Title 4, Chapter 11 of the Arizona Administrative Code contain the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the practice of dentistry in the State of Arizona. Understanding the scope of these laws and regulations, and how they affect both your clinical practice and business practices, is critical to building and growing a successful dental practice in Arizona. We will provide a series of posts focusing on just a few of the most important statutes and regulations, beginning with the regulatory framework for disciplining doctors and the disciplinary process administered through the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners.