Prior to performing any office-based
surgery/procedures as defined in this rule, registration is required of any
physician who is licensed to practice medicine in Alabama, who maintains a
practice location in Alabama, and who performs or offers to perform the
(a) Any office-based
surgery/procedure which requires moderate sedation, deep sedation or general
anesthesia, as defined in these rules, or
(b) Liposuction when infiltration methods
such as the tumescent technique are used, or
(c) Any procedure in which propofol is
administered, given or used.
(2) Registration shall be accomplished on a
form provided by the Board. After initially registering as an office-based
surgery/procedures physician, it shall be the obligation of the registrant to
advise the Board of any change in the practice location within the State of
Alabama of that office-based surgery/procedures physician.
(3) The form for registration of an
office-based surgery/procedures physician is incorporated as Appendix D to
(4) For the purposes
of these rules an "office-based surgery/procedures physician" shall mean any
physician licensed to practice medicine in Alabama who performs or offers to
perform in an office setting within the state of Alabama, any procedure that
requires moderate sedation, deep sedation or general anesthesia, as defined in
these rules, or who performs or offers to perform liposuction when infiltration
methods such as the tumescent technique are used, or who performs or offers to
perform any procedure in which propofol is administered, given, or used.
(5) In January 2012, the Board of
Medical Examiners shall cause a notice to be mailed to every physician who is
licensed in the State of Alabama notifying them of the requirements contained
in this Chapter.
January 2012, annual registration as an office-based surgery/procedures
physician shall be required, and registration shall be by electronic means.
(7) Annual registration as an
office-based surgery/procedures physician shall be due by January 31 of each
Ala. Admin. Code r.
New Rule: Filed October
17, 2003; effective November 21, 2003. Amended (Rule and Appendix D): Filed
September 22, 2011; effective October 27, 2011.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 11, August 31,
2018, eff. 9/16/2018.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 05, February 26,
2021, eff. 4/12/2021.
was renumbered .12 as per certification filed September 22, 2011; effective
October 27, 2011.
Authors: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners ad
hoc Committee: Arthur F. Toole, III, M.D.; Jorge A. Alsip, M.D.; James G.
Chambers, III, M.D.; Craig H. Christopher, M.D.; Alcus Ray Hudson, M.D.; Pamela
D. Varner, M.D.; James E. West, M.D.; and Task Force Sub-Committee: Jeff
Plagenhoef, M.D.; Eric Crum, M.D.; Dan J. Coyle, Jr., M.D.; Gary Monheit, M.D.;
Robert Hurlbutt, IV, M.D.; C. Paul Perry, M.D.; W. Guinn Paulk, M.D.; Mark
McIlwain, D.M.D., M.D.; Jerald Clanton, D.M.D., M.D.; Patrick J. Budny, M.D.;
James W. Northington, M.D.; David Franco, M.D.; Thomas E. Moody, M.D.
Code of Ala.