The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners is the official Arizona state agency that governs the practice of osteopathic medicine in Arizona. The Board issues licenses to all doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), to allow them to practice medicine in Arizona. Currently there are approximately 2,600 osteopathic physicians licensed by the Board. The Board also regulates those doctors’ practices to ensure that the medical care provided meets professional standards. As part of that regulation, the Board accepts and investigates complaints made against osteopathic physicians. On average, the Board receives, investigates and resolves about 200 complaints each year.
Important Information Regarding D.O. License Renewal
When renewing your license, you may notice your license status has been changed to “Renewal Deficient”.
This is an Active license status but it means your renewal is administratively incomplete.
You will receive a letter or email noting the deficiencies.
The correspondence will also include instructions for completing the renewal process.
Deficiencies may include, but not be limited to, the following:
- An incomplete application. Leaving one box unchecked on your application may constitute an incomplete application form.
- Renewal fee payment and/or late fee payment (if applicable) not received.
- Lack of documentation of compliance with Continuing Medical Education requirements (if randomly selected for audit); or
- Lack of corresponding documentation regarding any “yes” answers on the Professional Conduct and/or Confidential Questionnaire section of the renewal application.
Your license cannot be renewed until your renewal application is administratively complete. If the license expires before a timely and sufficient renewal application is submitted to the Board, the physician must cease practicing medicine in Arizona and must reapply for and receive a new Arizona license before resuming the practice of medicine in the State of Arizona.
THE OSTEOPATHIC BOARD NO LONGER ISSUES WALLET CARDS
If your "Renew By Date" is 12/31/2013, your reminder notice has been mailed to you.
Use the For DOs selection in the menu on the left side to navigate to the renewal pages, or use the links below:
- Online Renewal System: Click to renew in less than 15 minutes. There is no additional fee to renew online.
- Paper License Renewal: Click to renew using a blank form. Complete the form, sign and date, and mail, email or fax it to the Board office. It may take up to 30 days to process your renewal. If you need your renewal expedited, please use the online renewal system.
- Have a Question? Click to read the License Renewal and CME FAQ or download a renewal-related form.
- Contact Us: Still have questions? Click to email us or give us a call at the number in the left menu.