Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.09 - Remote Practice Site

(1) For the purposes of the rules in this Chapter, a remote practice site is a practice site at which a Level 1 Delegate may, if authorized by a written job description or collaborative protocol, use lasers/pulsed light devices for non-ablative procedures without the delegating/supervising physician being on-site and immediately available.
(2) A Level 2 Delegate shall not use lasers/pulsed light devices or any energy source, chemical or other modality that affects living tissue at a remote practice site.
(3) The delegating/supervising physician shall examine the patient, establish a treatment plan, and sign the patient chart prior to a Level 1 Delegate performing the first non-ablative treatment of a patient for a particular disease or condition at a remote practice site. Subsequent non-ablative treatments which are a continuation of a treatment plan documented in the patient's chart may be performed by the Level 1 Delegate at a remote practice site without examination of the patient by the physician before each treatment.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.09
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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