Practice: A physician assistant may be said to be in active clinical practice
when any amount of direct patient care has been provided during the preceding
(2) Direct Patient Care:
Direct patient care has been provided when a physician assistant treats, or
professes to diagnose, treat, 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 assistant last provided
direct patient care and will be tolled by the filing of an initial or
reinstatement application for a license to practice as a physician
(5) Board: Alabama Board
of Medical Examiners.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 09, June 28,
2019, eff. 8/3/2019.
Author: Alabama Board of Medical
Code of Ala.