Obligation to Self-Report
Arizona law (A.R.S. § 32-3208) requires licensed health professionals and health-care professionals seeking licensure to report certain criminal charges to their professional licensing boards within 10 working days after a charge is filed. Health-care professionals subject to these reporting obligations must make these reports irrespective of whether they believe that patient safety has been compromised or could be compromised by behavior giving rise to such charge. Failure to make a report to the appropriate licensing board is considered unprofessional conduct.