The Board is authorized to:
(a) Adopt and promulgate rules and
regulations and to do such other acts as may be necessary to carry into effect
the duties and powers which accrue to the Board under laws now in force or
which may hereafter be in force.
(b) Issue certificates of qualification to
the Medical Licensure Commission for applicants meeting the statutory
qualifications for licensure.
Commence and maintain proceedings to restrain the unlawful practice of
(d) Serve as the
certifying board for physicians applying for an Alabama Controlled Substances
(e) Carry out the
provisions of law relating to assistants to physicians.
(f) Administer and/or approve an examination
in certain specified branches of medical learning.
(g) Keep complete records of all examinations
held by the Board.
complete minutes of all the Board's proceedings.
(i) Keep records of all reports of claims or
actions for negligence in the performance of a licensee's professional services
and review the reports annually.
(j) Approve, jointly, with the Alabama Board
of Nursing, qualified applicants for collaborative practice as Certified
Registered Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives.
(k) Record and maintain a permanent file on
all professional corporations incorporated by physicians and osteopaths.
(l) Administer and enforce the
provisions of the Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program.
(m) Furnish all personnel and facilities
necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of law relating to the
Medical Licensure Commission.
Employ investigators, attorneys, agents and other employees necessary to aid
the Medical Licensure Commission in the administration and enforcement of the
sections of law applicable to said commission.
(o) Certify applications of Alabama licenses
for reciprocity in other states.
(p) Promote continuing medical education of
all physicians and osteopaths licensed by the commission.
(q) The Board on its own motion may
investigate any evidence which appears to show that a physician or osteopath
holding a certificate of qualification to practice medicine or osteopathy in
Alabama is or may be guilty of any of the acts, offenses or conditions set out
in Code of Ala. 1975, §
(r) Request that the Medical Licensure
Commission temporarily suspend a license to practice medicine when the
statutory grounds for temporary suspension are present.
(s) Accept surrender of, or grant the request
for restrictions on, a certificate of qualification.
(t) Submit recommendations to the Medical
Licensure Commission for disposition of complaints against physicians found to
be in violation of any of the specified grounds for suspension or revocation of
a license to practice medicine.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Filed November 9, 1982.
Readopted: Filed February 8, 1983. Amended: Filed March 15, 2001; effective
April 19, 2001. Amended: Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26,
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 06, March 30,
2018, eff. 4/14/2018.
Authors: Alabama Board of Medical
Code of Ala.
1975, §§ 10-4-229, 10-4-230,
34-24-76, 34-24-77, 34-24-78,