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Arizona lobbyists form ‘battle lines’ over practice of medical professionals

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Turf wars plentiful in health care practice expansion process

By Ellen O’Brien | Arizona Capitol Times

The sunrise review process is one of the more obscure proceedings at the Arizona Legislature, but it’s also the battleground for recurring turf wars.

It was designed to allow medical professions to bring legislative attention to necessary regulations.

Instead, Arizona lobbyists argue that the process is now used to block applications by lower-level health care providers and to stifle change.

Lobbyist Barry Aarons, whose clients include the Arizona Association of Chiropractic, said “the battle lines become drawn.”


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