Respondent's failure to accept responsibility for his violations; rather, he merely poses (via correspondence) that he didn't know the law that applies to his profession. The record establishes that, despite the Board's patience and efforts to provide Respondent an opportunity to rehabilitate his reputation and career, Respondent has ignored his professional obligations and refused to take responsibility for his actions, causing undue risks to the public.
A.R.S. § 32-852(2): knowingly making a false or fraudulent statement, written or oral, in connection with the practice of podiatry; A.R.S. § 32-852(5): conduct that disqualifies him to practice podiatry with regard to the safety and welfare of the public; A.R.S. §32-852(6): unprofessional conduct as defined in Section 32-854.01, as further identified as follows: A.R.S. §32-852(9): failing to obtain informed consent from a patient prior to the performance of any surgical procedure on the patient; A.R.S. § 32-854.01( 11): failing or refusing to maintain adequate records on a patient; A.R.S. § 32-854.01(16): malpractice or repeated malpractice; A.R.S. § 32-854.01(18): violation of any federal or state laws or rules and regulations of applicable to the practice of podiatry; A.R.S. § 32-854.01(20): any conduct of practice which is or might be harmful or dangerous to the health of the patient; A.R.S. § 32-854.01(22): violating or attempting tothe practice of podiatry; A.R.S. § 32-854.01(20): any conduct of practice which is or might be harmful or dangerous to the health of the patient; A.R.S. § 32-854.01(22): violating or attempting to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of or conspiring to violate any provision of this chapter; and A.R.S. § 32-854.01(23): charging or collecting a clearly excessive fee.
Violation of A.R.S. § 32-854.01(23) in that Dr. Hill charged and/or collected a clearly excessive fee. The conduct and circumstances described constitutes a violation of A.R.S. § 32-854.01(20) in that Dr. Hill engaged in conduct or a practice which was harmful or dangerous to the health of patient to wit: Failure to timely detect through cultures and additional diagnostic tests and/or treat probable underlying osteomyelitis to the bony structures of the patient's right hallux and tibial sesamoid.