Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-3-.07 - Additional Requirements For Examination For Certain Applicants

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

(1) All applicants who have not passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination, the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada Examination, or the Special Purpose Examination within ten (10) years immediately preceding the date of the application shall either:
(a) Achieve a minimum score of 75 on the Special Purpose Examination; or
(b) Be certified by or achieve a passing score on a recertification examination given by one of the specialty boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or one of the specialty boards approved by the American Osteopathic Association within ten (10) years immediately preceding the date of the application. This requirement may be satisfied by active participation by the applicant in a maintenance of certification program, established by one of the specialty boards approved pursuant to this subparagraph, for a period of at least one year before submission of the application.
(2) The SPEX shall be administered at dates and times to be established by the Examination Board of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. pursuant to policies and procedures established by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc.
(3) SPEX Eligibility:
(a) The following individuals are eligible to take the Special Purpose Examination in Alabama:
1. Applicants who are applying for licensure in Alabama who are required to take the examination under another provision of this section.
2. Individuals required to take the examination pursuant to an order or directive of the State Board of Medical Examiners or the Medical Licensure Commission.
(b) All applicants for a certificate of qualification who are required to achieve a passing score on the SPEX shall have achieved a passing score in not more than three (3) administrations. Applicants who have not achieved a passing score within three (3) administrations shall no longer be eligible to take the SPEX.
(c) Individuals required to take the SPEX pursuant to a Board order or directive shall have achieved a passing score in not more than three (3) administrations, and those individuals who have not achieved a passing score within three (3) administrations shall no longer be eligible to take the SPEX.
(4) Endorsement applicants who are required to take the SPEX and who choose to take the SPEX through a licensing jurisdiction other than the State of Alabama must have proof of passage of the SPEX sent directly from the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. Applicants may request that a certified transcript of their SPEX score be forwarded by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. An application will not be deemed complete until such proof of passage of the SPEX is received by the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners.
(5) Documentation submitted through the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) may be accepted to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this rule.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-3-.07
Filed May 20, 1993 for publication. See also Notice of Intended Action dated May 20, 1993 repealing existing Chapter 3. Approved/Adopted: New Rule Filed: July 21, 1993; effective August 25, 1993. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 03, December 30, 2021, eff. 2/13/2022.

Rule 06 was renumbered to .07 as per certification filed October 15, 2008; effective November 19, 2008.

Authors: Wendell R. Morgan, Patricia E. Shaner, Attorneys for the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยง 34-24-53; Act No. 93-148.

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