ALBME

Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules are published by the Legislative Reference Service

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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.

Board and Commission emergency rules to extend the expiration of temporary emergency medical licenses to 12/31/2021


Proposed Rules

November 2021

540-X-7-.04, Requirements for the Issuance of a License to Practice as a Physician Assistant:  Amend to add names of physician assistant education accrediting bodies.

540-X-7-.50, Qualifications of the Supervising Anesthesiologist - Anesthesiologist Assistants (A.A.): Amend to remove being board eligible as a qualification of a supervising anesthesiologist (term is outdated).

540-X-7-.57, Covering Anesthesiologists for Anesthesiologist Assistants (A.A.): Amend to clarify that covering anesthesiologists must meet the same qualifications as the supervising anesthesiologist.

540-X-8-.01, Definitions (Advanced Practice Nursing): Amend to clarify that covering physicians must meet the same qualifications as the collaborating physician.

540-X-25, Physician Recommendation of the Use of Medical Cannabis:  New rules to provide for the physician recommendation of the use of medial cannabis pursuant to Act No. 2021-100.

October 2021

540-X-3-.01, .02, .03, .04, .05, .07, .19, and .20:  Amendments pursuant to Alabama Acts No. 2021-100

540-X-4-.01, Registration for Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate:  Amended to require from physicians information about U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration registrations.

540-X-5-.03, Revocation or Suspension of an ACSC - Grounds and Procedures Generally:  Amend to add as grounds for discipline of an ASC failure to maintain a registration from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and voluntary surrender or revocation of a DEA registration

Sept 2021

540-X-1-.03, Meetings of the Board: Amend rule regarding regularly scheduled meetings of the Board and to clarify confidentiality of certain meetings.

545-X-2, Appendix B, Alabama Medical License Renewal Application: Amend to add "or retirement" to question 9 regarding interruption/suspension of medical training or practice for longer than 60 days.

545-X-2, Appendix E, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Medical License Renewal Application: Amend to add "or retirement" to question 9 regarding interruption/suspension of medical training or practice for longer than 60 days.


Certified Final Rules

November 2021

540-X-1-.03, Meetings of the Board:  Amended to provide for "regularly scheduled meetings" rather than "the third Wednesday of each month."

540-X-9-.10, Joint Guidelines of the State Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission for Medical Records Management: Extensively amended to further provide for retention, transfer, and disposal of medical records.

540-X-7-.37, .49, .51, .53, .54, .55, .57, and .59: rules concerning Anesthesiologist Assistants amended to require continuing medical education, amendments to qualifications of anesthesiologist assistant and supervising anesthetist.

545-X-2-.08, Temporary Expedited License for Military Service Members and Spouses: New rule to provide for expedited temporary licenses for qualified military members and spouses.

545-X-4-.08, Joint Guidelines of the State Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission for Medical Records Management:  Extensively amended to further provide for retention, transfer, and disposal of medical records.

October 2021 (effective date 10/13/2021)

Multiple rules in Chapter 540-X-7:  See filings for details.

540-X-3-.19.1, Denial of Application for Certificate of Qualification - Hearing:  Amended to provide for a hearing on a proposed denial of an application for a certificate of qualification.

545-X-1-.11, Definitions: Amended to define Hearing Officer.

545-X-3-.05, Witnesses/How Subpoenaed and Sworn; Failure to Comply: Amended to authorize Hearing Officer to issue subpoenas.

545-X-3-.08, Appointment and Authority of Hearing Officer: Amended to authorize the appointment of a Hearing Officer and amend the authority of legal counsel.

September 2021

None.