Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.05 - Supervision

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

Supervision by the delegating physician shall be considered adequate for purposes of this section if the physician is in compliance with this section and the physician:

(1) Ensures that patients are adequately informed and, prior to treatment, have signed consent forms that outline reasonably foreseeable side effects and complications which may result from the non-ablative treatment;
(2) Is responsible for the formulation or approval of a written protocol which meets the requirements of these rules and is responsible for any patient-specific deviation from the protocol;
(3) Reviews and signs, at least annually, the written protocol and any patient-specific deviations from the protocol regarding care provided to a patient under the protocol on a schedule defined in the written protocol;
(4) Receives, on a schedule defined in the written protocol, a periodic status report on the patient, including any problems or complications encountered;
(5) Remains on-site for non-ablative treatments performed by delegates consistent with these rules and is immediately available for consultation, assistance and direction;
(6) Personally attends to, evaluates, and treats complications that arise; and
(7) Evaluates the technical skills of the delegate performing non-ablative treatment by documenting and reviewing at least quarterly the delegate's ability to perform the following:
(a) To properly operate the devices and provide safe and effective care; and
(b) To respond appropriately to complications and untoward effects of the procedures.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.05
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, ยงยง 34-24-50, 34-24-51, 34-24-53.

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