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

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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