Pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-320(P), disclosure of your social security account number to this agency is required. The Arizona State Board of Podiatry Examiners' ("Board") request for social security numbers of the Board's applicants and licensees are for the purposes of identification and for carrying out the Board's statutory obligations. Your social security number will not be released to the general public. However, your social security number may be released to any authorized person pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2)(C)(viii)(III). The Board may also use your social security number as a confidential identifier when inquiring about your education, background or fitness to practice. (An example of this type of use would be to request information from the National Practitioner’s Data Bank).