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Health care institution duty to report, A.R.S. § 32-1855.03

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“Health care institution duty to report; immunity; patient records; confidentiality”
Arizona requires heath care institutions to report to the board of osteopathic examiners any information they acquire regarding a physician’s unprofessional conduct or a physician’s fitness to safely practice medicine. A health care institution’s medical director, chief of staff, or chief executive officer must report to the board of osteopathic examiners if a physician jeopardizes the welfare of a patient and consequently resigns or has their privileges denied, revoked, or limited.
Arizona classifies as confidential all hospital records, medical staff records, medical staff review committee records, and related testimony. The board of osteopathic examiners may only use these records and testimony in relation to an investigation. All patient records—defined as including any record, report, or oral statement regarding a patient’s diagnosis or treatment—and any information held by the board that could lead to the identification of the patient or their family is also classified as confidential.