A. After a hearing held pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10, the director may deny, suspend or revoke a license or deny the renewal of a license if he determines that a person has done any of the following:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-473

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Department: means the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • Director: means the director of the department of health services. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • laboratory: means any facility, agency, institution, medical office, health care institution, building, or place which provides through its ownership or operation facilities for the microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, cytologic, histologic, radiobioassay, cytogenetic, histocompatibility, pathological, toxicological or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a disease or an impairment or the assessment of human health conditions or to determine the presence, absence or concentration of various substances in the body. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • License: means a regular license, renewal license or provisional license issued by the department pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation, whether or not organized for profit, or any other form of business enterprise. See Arizona Laws 36-451
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215

1. Violated any of the provisions of this article or rules adopted pursuant to this article.

2. Violated any provision of title 32, chapter 13.

3. Advertised clinical laboratory procedures to the public in a form or manner not approved by the director.

4. Knowingly accepted a referral for laboratory tests or specimens from and submitted a report to persons not licensed or otherwise authorized by law to submit specimens and receive reports.

5. Referred a specimen for examination to a laboratory not licensed under this article or exempted by section 36-461 or as authorized by this article.

6. Submitted a report on clinical laboratory work actually performed in another clinical laboratory without designating the name of the director and the name and address of the laboratory in which the test was performed.

7. Been convicted of a felony or of any crime involving moral turpitude under the laws of any state or of the United States arising out of or in connection with the operation of a laboratory. The record of conviction or a certified copy is conclusive evidence of a conviction.

8. Failed to pay fees required by the department.

B. If the director has reason to believe that a violation of this section is occurring that threatens the life or safety of patients he may order, on written notice to the licensee, the immediate termination of specific services, tests and use of equipment.