Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-23-.01 - Definitions

(1) Active Practice: A physician may be said to be in active clinical practice when any amount of direct patient care has been provided during the preceding two years.
(2) Direct Patient Care: Direct patient care has been provided when a physician treats, or professes to diagnose, treat, perform surgery on, or prescribe medication to a patient for any physical ailment or injury in a clinical or professional setting.
(3) Burden of Proof: The reentry candidate shall have the burden of providing appropriate proof of direct patient care. Ideally, such proof will include a patient chart but may include other documentation as deemed appropriate by the Board.
(4) Two-Year Period: The beginning of the two-year period will begin from the date the physician last provided direct patient care and will be tolled by the filing of an initial or reinstatement application for a certificate of qualification to practice medicine or a medical license reinstatement application.
(5) Board: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
(6) Commission: Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-23-.01
Adopted by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 07, April 30, 2019, eff. 5/31/2019.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-24-53, 34-24-53.1, 34-24-70, 34-24-337, 34-24-360, 34-24-360.1, 34-24-361.

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