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Prescriptive Authority of Health Professionals in ArizonaRevised 01/01/2019
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Prescriber/Regulatory Board
Rx Only Drugs/Refills
CII OpioidsCII Non-OpioidsCIII OpioidsCIII Non-OpioidsCIVCVCS Refill information/Notes
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Doctor of Medicine (MD)
AZ Medical Board
480-551-2700 www.azmd.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
YesYesYesYesYesYes
CIIs not refillable
CIII and CIVs-no more than 5
times in a 6 month period
CVs-period not to exceed 1 yr
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Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
AZ Board of Osteopathic Examiners
480-657-7703 www.azdo.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
YesYesYesYesYesYesSame as MD
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Homeopathic Medical Doctor (HMD)
(must be MD or DO)
AZ Board of Homeopathic and
Integrated Medicine Examiners
602-542-8154 homeopath.az.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
YesYesYesYesYesYesSame as MD
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Physicians Assistant (PA)
AZ Regulatory Board of
Physician Assistants
480-551-2700 www.azpa.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
Yes-may not
exceed 72
hours supply
Yes-up to 90 days
supply unless
otherwise
indicated
Yes-see notes-
may not exceed
72 hours
supply
Yes-up to 90 days
supply unless
otherwise
indicated
Yes-see notesYes-see notes
CIIs not refillable
CIII opioids-only with supervising
physician's written consent
CIII non-opioids, CIVS and CVs-no more
than 5 times in a 6 month period
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Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP)
(includes certified nurse midwife)
AZ State Board of Nursing
602-771-7800 www.azbn.gov
Yes with Board
approval/period
not to exceed
1 year
Yes with
Board approval
Yes with
Board
approval
Yes with
Board
approval
Yes with
Board
approval
Yes with
Board
approval
Yes with
Board
approval
Same as MD
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Naturopathic Doctor (NMD)
Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board
602-542-8242 nd.az.gov
Yes-see notes
for restrictions/
period not to
exceed 1 year
Only Morphine
(no IV doses)
and Hydrocodone
combos previously
CIII
NoYesYesYesYes
CIIs-see restrictions-not refillable
CIII, CIV, CV-same as MD
May not prescribe IV meds, cancer
chemotherapeutics or antipsychotics
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Doctor of Podiatry (DPM)
AZ Board of Podiatry Examiners
602-542-3095 podiatry.az.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Same as MD, except
Limited scope of practice-treatment
of lower extremeties, primarily
feet and ankles
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Doctor of Optometry (OD)
AZ State Board of Optometry
602-542-8155 optometry.az.gov
Yes-see notes
for restrictions/
period not to
exceed 1 year
Hydrocodone combos
previously CIII for
analgesia only
No
Yes-oral
analgesics only
Yes-oral
analgesics only
NoNo
CIIs-see restrictions-not refillable.
CIIIs-see restrictions-no more than 5
times in a 6 month period.
See ARS § 32-1706 for list of oral drugs
that may be prescribed and quantity and age
limitations.
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Veterinary Doctor (DVM)
AZ State Veterinary Medical Examining Board
602-364-1738 vetboard.az.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Same as MD, except limited scope of
practice-treatment of animals
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Dentist (DDS) or (DMD)
AZ State Board of Dental Examiners
602-242-1492 dentalboard.az.gov
Yes/period not to
exceed 1 year
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Same as MD, except limited scope of
practice-treatment of teeth, gums,
mouth.
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2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act: see A.R.S. § 32-3248 and 32-3248.01 for prescriptive authority limits/exemptions for initial prescriptions for CII opioids.
Links to the Act and a summary may be found at: https://pharmacypmp.az.gov/
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Physician Assistants: Prescriptive authority for CII opioids was amended effective 10/1/18 and is more restrictive than the Act - see A.R.S. § 32-2504, 32-2532, and 32-3248(C).
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Veterinarians: Do not have a days' supply limitation on initial CII opioid prescriptions - see A.R.S. § 32-2281(B).
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