Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-1-.12 - Consultants
(1) The Board may employ consultants to render professional services such as medical record review and providing expert testimony in contested cases to aid the Board in carrying out the purposes of the laws regulating the practice of medicine or osteopathy within the State of Alabama. Consultants may be compensated for professional services rendered at a maximum rate of up to $300.00 per hour, but, in extraordinary cases and at the discretion of the Board, a maximum rate of $500.00 per hour may be approved. In addition, consultants may be reimbursed for actual reasonable expenses for travel, lodging, meals, long distance telephone expense, and other expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of the consultant's professional services.
(2) Members of the Board of Medical Examiners may render professional services to the Board as consultants when approved by the Board and may be reimbursed for such services rendered and for expenses as stated in paragraph (1) of this rule; provided, however, that no Board member shall be reimbursed under paragraph (1) of this rule for any day that such Board member receives per diem and mileage reimbursement for attendance at Board functions and travel pursuant to Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-54.
Author: Wendell R. Morgan
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-313.
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