Bill Text: AZ SB1062 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular | Engrossed


Bill Title: Public disclosure; health professionals; address

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-24 - House Committee of the Whole action: Retained on the Calendar [SB1062 Detail]

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Senate Engrossed

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fourth Legislature

First Regular Session

2019

 

 

SENATE BILL 1062

 

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending title 32, chapter 32, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 32‑3226, Arizona Revised Statutes; amending section 32‑3801, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to health profession regulatory boards.

 

 

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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 32, chapter 32, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 32-3226, to read:

START_STATUTE32-3226.  Address of record; disclosure; telephone number or e‑mail address; definition

A.  a health profession regulatory board shall have, for each licensee under the board's regulation, an address of record designated by the licensee that may be disclosed to the public.  If the licensee designates the licensee's residential address as the address of record, the board shall notify the licensee of the public disclosure and allow the licensee to opt out of the disclosure.

B.  Each licensee who is required to maintain patient medical records must have on file with the licensee's health profession regulatory board a telephone number or e‑mail address for the board to provide to a patient who is seeking medical records.

C.  A health profession regulatory board shall designate associations of licensed health professionals that may receive on request the contact information and addresses of record for all health professionals under the board's regulation, including health professionals who have opted out of public disclosure.  An association of licensed health professions that receives contact information and addresses of record from a health profession regulatory board may not transfer or sell that information.

D.  For the purposes of this section, "address of record" means either:

1.  The address where a health professional practices the person's health profession or is otherwise employed.

2.  The health professional's residential address. END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Section 32-3801, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE32-3801.  Personal information maintained by regulatory entities; confidentiality

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, except as provided in section 32‑3226, a professional's residential address and residential telephone number or numbers maintained by a professional board regulatory entity established pursuant to this title are not available to the public unless they are the only address and numbers of record. END_STATUTE

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