Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.03 - Use Of Lasers And Other Modalities Affecting Living Tissue In The Practice Of Medicine

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) The use of lasers/pulsed light devices, or other energy source, chemical, or modality that affects living tissue, for the purpose of treating a physical disease, disorder, deformity or injury shall constitute the practice of medicine pursuant to the Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-50.
(2) The use of lasers/pulsed light devices for non-ablative procedures cannot be delegated to Level 2 Delegates without the delegating/supervising physician being on-site and immediately available.
(3) The use of lasers/pulsed light devices or other energy devices for ablative procedures may only be performed by a physician.
(4) Electrocautery may be used by a Level 1 or Level 2 delegate under direct physician supervision.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.03
New Rule: Filed August 16, 2007; effective September 20, 2007.

Authors: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners ad hoc Committee: Jorge A. Alsip, M.D.; Kenneth W. Aldridge, M.D.; Michael S. Clinton, M.D., Deason C. Dunagan, M.D.; Edward C. Facundus, M.D.; Steven P. Furr, M.D.; K. Michael Hites, P.A.; Wonsuck Kim, M.D.; Elizabeth S. Martin, M.D.; Diantha Miller, CRNP; Gary D. Monheit, M.D.; Arthur F. Toole, III, M.D.; and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 34-24-50, 34-24-51, 34-24-53.

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