Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-11-.11 - Quality Assurance

The physician must ensure that there is a quality assurance program for the facility where non-ablative procedures are performed for the purpose of continuously improving the selection and treatment of patients. An appropriate quality assurance program shall consist of the elements listed in paragraphs (1) - (5) of this section.

(1) A mechanism to identify complications and untoward effects of treatment and to determine their cause.
(2) A mechanism to review the adherence of delegates to standing delegation orders, standing medical orders, and written protocols.
(3) A mechanism to monitor the quality of non-ablative treatments.
(4) A mechanism by which the findings of the quality assurance program are reviewed and incorporated into future standing delegation orders, standing medical orders, protocols, and supervising responsibility.
(5) Ongoing training to improve the quality and performance of delegates.


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