Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-19-.01 - Preamble

The Board finds that the diversion, abuse, and misuse of controlled substances constitute a serious threat to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the state of Alabama. To assist in preventing diversion, abuse and misuse of controlled substances, the Board is authorized by law to regulate physicians who provide pain management services, including requiring registration with the Board, suspending registrations for pain management services when there is an immediate danger to the public health, and sanctioning, disciplining or placing conditions upon physicians providing pain management services in a manner other than that prescribed in these rules. These rules do not apply to the treatment of acute pain, and physicians are encouraged to be involved in the appropriate care of acute pain.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-19-.01
New Rule: Filed November 14, 2013; effective December 29, 2013.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-24-53; Act 2013-257.

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