Physicians engaged in an Agreement shall:
Provide professional medical oversight and instruction to the Collaborating
(b) Establish and
maintain a physician-patient relationship with each patient receiving services
under the Agreement;
(c) Be readily
available to the Collaborating Pharmacist through direct telecommunication for
consultation, assistance, and direction, or shall make arrangements for a
substitute physician to be readily available who is pre-approved by the Board
of Medical Examiners, who practices in a specialty substantially similar to
that of the Collaborating Physician, and who is familiar with these rules;
(d) Collaborate with
pharmacist(s) who agree to be readily available to the physician through
direction telecommunication for consultation, assistance, and
the event the Collaborating Physician is not readily available, provisions
shall be made for professional medical oversight and direction by a Covering
Physician who is readily available, who is pre-approved by the Board of Medical
Examiners, and who is familiar with these rules. The Collaborating Physician
shall certify to the Board of Medical Examiners at least annually that any
approved Covering Physician continues to agree to serve in that capacity and
shall inform the Board of Medical Examiners of the termination of a Covering
Physician within ten (10) days of the termination.
(3) In the event of an unanticipated,
permanent absence of a Collaborating Physician, a previously approved Covering
Physician may be designated as a temporary Collaborating Physician for a period
of up to sixty (60) days. During the sixty (60) day-time period, a new
Agreement designating a new Collaborating Physician should be submitted for
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 11, August 31,
2021, eff. 10/15/2021.
Author: Alabama Board of Medical
Code of Ala.
Act 2019-368 (Code of Ala. 1975, §