Important information for new licensees
- Physicians should be familiar with Board and Commission Rules.
- Rules contain information critical to practitioners, including
- - continuing medical education requirements
- - requirements for dispensing and prescribing controlled substances
- - Alabama Physician Health Program
- - requirements for utilizing P.A.s, A.A.s, CRNPs and CNMs
- - registration for office based surgery
- - registration for using lasers/other modalities affecting human tissue
- Proposed amendments, new rules available at the administrative rules page.
- Upon approval and payment of all fees, a license number will be issued.
- Alabama controlled substances certificate application provided once license application is complete.
- All licenses expire on December 31 of each year.
- To handle controlled substances you must obtain a controlled substances certificate (ACSC).
- A DEA certificate is also required to handle controlled substances - please see DEA's web site.
- Licenses and ACSCs are renewed annually - notices are sent to physicians' addresses of record.
- It is the licensee's responsbility to renew the license whether or not you receive the renewal notice.
- Malpractice insurance is not a condition of licensure in Alabama.
- The Board makes no recommendation regarding malpractice coverage.
- The Medical Association of the State of Alabama can provide information on availability.
- For information about P.A./A.A. registration, please see Applications/registrations - physician assistants
- For information about CRNP/CNM collaboration, please see Collaborative practice information
- For information about Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificates for P.A.s, CRNPs and CNMs, please see Applications - controlled substances certificates
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