2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act - NEW Requirements for Veterinarians begin April 26, 2018!
See information under the "Statutes & Rules" tab above.
We currently have an opening on the "A.M." Investigative Committee (IC) for an Arizona-licensed veterinarian. The IC's primary role is to conduct a review of complaint cases and make recommendations to the Board regarding whether a violation of the statutes or administrative rules pertaining to the Board has occurred. The IC meets the first or second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to approximately noon at the Board's office at 1740 W. Adams, in Phoenix. For more information, please see the Investigative Committee Candidate Information Form, which can be found on the "FORMS" tab in the "Miscellaneous" section. Application deadline has been extended to December 7, 2018.
**PLEASE NOTE: OUR AGENCY OFFICE RELOCATED TO THE CAPITOL MALL AREA AS OF JANUARY 8, 2018.
Our new address is 1740 W. Adams St., Suite 4600, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. When coming to our building, please first stop at "Window 6" in the main lobby for assistance.
Public parking is available on the first floor of the adjacent parking garage or the 1740 Visitor lot adjacent to the parking garage's east side.
CONTROLLED DRUG DESTRUCTION INFORMATION FROM THE DEA:
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Phoenix Field Division, no longer accepts outdated or unwanted controlled substances for destruction, except under unusual or extenuating circumstances. Alternatives to registrants for destroying controlled substances are as follows:
1. DEA may have previously authorized you in writing to conduct your own destruction. Those authorizations will remain in effect until rescinded, revoked, or procedures are changed. (So, unless you have this written authorization granted to your facility, you must follow the instructions below).
2. Controlled substances may be personally delivered to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved incinerator. DEA must be notified fourteen days in advance for the proposed site. Two responsible individuals from your firm must accompany the controlled substances to the disposal site and actually witness their being rendered irretrievable. All required DEA Form 41’s (Registrant’s Inventory of Drugs Surrendered) must be completed and forwarded to the attention of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Phoenix Field Division Diversion Group, 3010 North Second Street, Suite 301, Phoenix, Arizona 85012.
3. Controlled substances may be sent to a DEA registered disposal firm (classified by DEA as a Reverse Distributor) for destruction. If you choose this method you are required to contact the disposal firm (see"Forms" tab - Premises section of this website) for specific instructions.
If unusual or extenuating circumstances should arise concerning the destruction of unwanted or outdated controlled substances, contact the DEA Phoenix Field Division Diversion Group within your area for instructions. Please do not send the controlled substances to DEA without prior authorization. Controlled substances received at the DEA Phoenix Field Division without prior approval will not be accepted and returned to the sender.
Regardless of the procedures followed, all Federal, state and local requirements for the handling of controlled substances and for waste disposal must be followed.
Expired controlled substances cannot be disposed of in items such as the "Rx Destroyer." However, small quantities of "wasted" controlled substances (e.g. amount left in the hub) could be added to the Rx Destroyer.
If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact the DEA Phoenix Diversion Group at (602) 664-5831.
PLEASE SEE THE ABOVE "FORMS" TAB - PREMISES section - to view a list of DEA registered Reverse Distributors!
The Arizona Administrative Code R3-2-402 requires that veterinarians report animal cases of leptospirosis to the Arizona Department of Agriculture's Office of the State Veterinarian (Dr. Peter Mundschenk) by the end of each month at the latest.
Veterinarians can report animal cases of leptospirosis by submitting a fax to 602-542-4290 or by e-mail at [email protected].
“Regulation Rollback” is a strategic step in our state’s ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in the nation for businesses and consumers alike. We’ve made great progress in growing our economy and streamlining state government over the past two years. We still have a lot of work to do to make sure outdated regulations aren’t slowing us down. No longer will regulations remain in place “just because they’re on the books and nobody’s bothered to change them.”
“Regulation Rollback” is offering a new online service to crowd source recommendations on how to update Arizona’s regulatory system. At Redtape.AZ.gov, associations, organizations, and individuals across the state can recommend ways to improve or eliminate outdated regulations.
We need your help. You are the experts. Visit this portal for your opportunity to provide specific input to the Governor’s office on an outdated rule or regulation that stifles Arizona’s consumers and job creators.
Submit your suggestions at www.Redtape.AZ.gov
We thank you for your help in highlighting ways to improve state government and to better serve Arizonans.