Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.06 - Written Protocols

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

Written protocols for the purpose of this section shall mean, physician's order, standing delegation order, standing medical order, or other written order that is maintained on site. A written protocol must provide, at a minimum, the following:

(1) A statement identifying the individual physician authorized to utilize the specified device and responsible for the delegation of the performance of the specified procedure;
(2) A statement of the activities, decision criteria, and plan the delegate shall follow when performing delegated procedures;
(3) Selection criteria to screen patients for the appropriateness of non-ablative treatments;
(4) Identification of devices and settings to be used for patients who meet selection criteria;
(5) Methods by which the specified device is to be operated;
(6) A description of appropriate care and follow-up for common complications, serious injury, or emergencies as a result of the non-ablative treatment; and
(7) Documentation of decisions made and a plan for communication or feedback to the authorizing physician concerning specific decisions made. Documentation shall be recorded within a reasonable time after each procedure, and may be performed on the patient's record or medical chart.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.06
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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