Important information for new licensees

Rules

License, ACSC and DEA numbers and renewals

Malpractice coverage

Physician Extenders (P.A./A.A., CRNP/CNM)/QACSC

Information guide for licensees


Rules

  • 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.

License, ACSC and DEA numbers and renewals

  • 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 coverage

  • 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.

Physician Extenders (P.A./A.A., CRNP/CNM)/QACSC


Information guide for licensees

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