Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-3-.14 - Administrative Requirements For Examination By The Board

(1) Each applicant shall pay an examination fee as established by the Board for each administration of the required examination. The examination fee is not returnable to an unsuccessful applicant.
(2) Examinations administered by the Board may be given in Montgomery or at any other location in the state determined by the Board on those dates and at those times as set by the Board.
(3) Applicants who are required to take the Special Purpose Examination or the United States Medical Licensing Examination administered by the Board shall, in addition to the other requirements of this section, be eligible to sit for and take the examination under the rules established by the organization which created the examination.
(4) The Board may enter into personal service contracts with individuals, firms, or corporations for the administration of any examination required by this section.
(5) The Board shall keep complete records of all examinations conducted, giving the name, age, residence, college, date of graduation of the applicant examined, and the results of the examination. These records shall be open to public inspection.
(6) Applicants will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner during all phases of the examination. Any applicant whose conduct is deemed to be unprofessional by a representative of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners will be dismissed from the examination, provided however, that the applicant shall be allowed to take the examination at a future test date. For the purpose of this rule unprofessional conduct shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following types of conduct or behavior:
(a) Appearing for the examination while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or both;
(b) The use of profanity or abusive language during the course of the examination;
(c) Failure to cooperate and/or follow the instructions of examiners or Board of Medical Examiners;
(d) Any and all actions on the part of applicant and/or examinees, or by others when solicited by an applicant and/or examinee, that subvert or attempt to subvert the examination process, including but are not limited to, the following: seeking and/or obtaining access to examination materials prior to the examination; falsification of information on application or registration of information on application or registration forms; impersonation of an examinee or engaging a proxy to take the examination; copying answers from another examinee; allowing answers to be copied; possessing unauthorized materials during an examination, altering or misrepresenting examination scores; theft or other unauthorized possession of examination materials; memorizing and reproducing test items and any unauthorized reproduction by any means and/or dissemination of copyrighted examinations materials.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-3-.14
Filed May 20, 1993 for publication. See also Notice of Intended Action dated May 20, 1993 repealing existing Chapter 3. Amended: July 21, 1993; effective August 25, 1993. Amended: Filed July 21, 1995; effective August 25, 1995. Amended: Filed July 26, 1999; effective August 30, 1999. Amended (Rule Number Only): Filed October 15, 2008; effective November 19, 2008.

Rule 13 was renumber to .14 as per certification filed October 15, 2008; effective November 19, 2008.

Author: 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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