Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-13-.04 - Physician Wellness Committee

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

The Alabama Physician Wellness Committee may exercise the following functions and responsibilities:

(a) Receiving and evaluating reports of suspected impairment from any source including referrals from the Board.
(b) Intervening in case of verified impairment.
(c) Referring impaired physicians to appropriate treatment programs.
(d) Monitoring the treatment and rehabilitation of impaired physicians.
(e) Providing post treatment monitoring and after care support of rehabilitated impaired physicians.
(f) Rendering an annual statistical report to the Board of Medical Examiners on the activities of the Committee in such form as the Board shall specify.
(g) Reporting to the Board any physician who in the opinion of the Committee is unable to continue in the practice of medicine or osteopathy with reasonable skill and safety to patients when it appears that such physician or osteopath is currently in need of intervention, treatment or rehabilitation and has failed or refused to participate in programs of treatment or rehabilitation recommended by the Committee.
(h) Developing out-reach and awareness programs which promote and publicize the services available through the Alabama Physician Health Program.
(i) When requested by the Board, developing standards for evaluation of treatment facilities and evaluating and making recommendations to the Board for the approval of treatment and rehabilitation facilities and/or programs to be used by physicians referred by the Committee for treatment.
(j) Other functions and responsibilities as may be mutually agreed upon between the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Committee and the Board.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-13-.04
Filed December 22, 1988. Amended: Filed June 18, 1992. Amended: Filed October 19, 2000; effective November 23, 2000. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 07, April 28, 2017, eff. 6/2/2017.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-24-400 through 406.

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