Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.08 - Educational Requirements For Level 2 Delegates

A physician may delegate non-ablative procedures to a qualified Level 2 Delegate. For the purpose of properly assessing the Level 2 Delegate's competency, the physician must ensure that the Level 2 Delegate complies with paragraphs (1) - (5) of this rule prior to performing the non-ablative procedure.

(1) The delegate has completed and is able to document clinical and academic training in the following subjects:
(a) Fundamentals of laser operation;
(b) Bio-effects of laser radiation on the eye and skin;
(c) Significance of specular and diffuse reflections;
(d) Non-beam hazards of lasers;
(e) Non-ionizing radiation hazards;
(f) Laser and laser system classifications; and
(g) Control measures.
(2) The delegate has read and signed the facility's policies and procedures regarding the safe use of non-ablative devices.
(3) The delegate has received or participated in at least 16 hours of documented initial training in the field of non-ablative devices.
(4) The delegate has maintained competence to perform non-ablative procedures through documented training and experience regarding the appropriate standard of care in the field of non-ablative procedures and the use of specific device(s).
(5) The delegate has completed at least ten procedures of preceptee training for each non-ablative procedure to assess competency.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.08
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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