Administrative Rules

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Administrative Rules are published by the Legislative Reference Service

Emergency Rules

From time to time, the Board or Commission will adopt rules on an emergency basis. These rules are effective on the day they are filed and are effective for no more than 120 days.

On Dec. 12, 2020, the Board and Commission enacted emergency rules to establish temporary emergency licensure processes to authorize physicians to provide healthcare to inpatients in Alabama. On Dec. 19, the Board amended the rule to clarify the areas of practice of a temporary emergency licensee and to remove the restriction prohibiting the prescribing of controlled substances via telehealth. The rule expires on April 13, 2021, and the licenses will expire on June 12, 2021.

Temporary Emergency License for physicians during COVID-19 declared health emergency (Board and Commission) (amended; effective date 12/21/2020)

On Jan. 20, 2021, in an effort to assist out of state hospitals who desire to urgently license Physician Assistants to remotely treat their patients in Alabama, the Board enacted an emergency rule to modify the license application's requirement for primary source verification of other state licensure and to eliminate the need for a Notary Public.

540-X- 7, Appendix B-ER, Application for Licensure of Physician Assistant (effective 1/20/2021)

Proposed Rules

All interested persons may submit data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed new rule(s) and regulation(s) in writing to:
     Carla H. Kruger - Office of the General Counsel
     Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners
     Post Office Box 946
     Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0946
By mail or in-person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until and including the comment period end date.

February 2021

540-X-8-.01, .03, .04, .05.1, .06, .07, .08, .11, .12, .15, .17, .18, .19.1, .20, .21, .22, .25, .26, and .29: See the APA-2 document for each rule for details.

January 2021 (comment period ends 3/5/2021)

540-X-7, Appendices B and D, Application for Licensure of Physician Assistant/Anesthesiologist Assistant: amend primary source verification requirement, remove notary public requirement, elicit additional information concerning investigations by other licensing boards/regulatory agencies and by hospitals and professional societies, and sexual misconduct.  

Certified Final Rules

February 2021 (effective date 4/12/2021)

540-X-1-.18, Dishonored Checks:  Authorizes the Board to charge a dishonored check fee.

540-X-9-.08, Sexual Misconduct in the Practice of Medicine:  Amended to require chaperones for certain physical exams and procedures.

540-X-10-12, Registration of Office-Based Surgery/Procedures Physician:  Amended to clarify those procedures that require registration.

540-X-12-.18, Risk and Abuse Mitigation Strategies (QACSC-PA):  Amended to remove an incorrect provision.

540-X-18-.15, Risk and Abuse Mitigation Strategies (QACSC-NP):  Ameded to remove an incorrect provision.

540-X-26, Collaborative Pharmacy Practice:  New rule pursuant to Act 2019-368 establishing collaborative practices between physicians and pharmacists.

January 2021 (effective date 3/15/2021)

540-X-1-.16, Fees Associated with Collaborative Practices, and Appendix A, Collaborative Practice Commencement Form: Repealed Appendix and amended rule to specify the information that will be elicited on the form.