Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.12 - Discipline Of License - Physician Assistant (P.A.) - Grounds

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

After notice and hearing, the Board, within its discretion, shall suspend revoke, place on probation or otherwise discipline the license of a physician assistant who is found guilty on the basis of substantial evidence of any of the following acts or offenses:

(1) Conviction of a felony;
(2) Conviction of any crime or other offense, felony or misdemeanor, reflecting on the ability of the individual to render patient care in a safe manner;
(3) Conviction of any violation of state or federal laws relating to controlled substances;
(4) Termination, restriction, suspension, revocation, or curtailment of licensure, registration or certification by another state or other licensing jurisdiction on grounds similar to those stated in these rules;
(5) The denial of a registration, a certification, or a license to practice by another state or other licensing jurisdiction;
(6) Being unable to render patient care with reasonable safety by reason of addiction to alcohol or drugs or by reason of a mental or physical condition or disability;
(7) Revocation, termination, suspension or restriction of hospital privileges;
(8) Knowingly submitting or causing to be submitted any false, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading information to the Board of Medical Examiners in connection with an application for licensure or registration;
(9) That the physician assistant has represented himself or herself or permitted another to represent him or her as a physician;
(10) That the physician assistant has performed otherwise than at the direction and under the supervision of a physician approved by the Board;
(11) That the physician assistant has been delegated and/or has performed or attempted to perform tasks and functions beyond his or her competence;
(12) That the physician assistant has performed or attempted to perform tasks beyond those authorized in the approved job description;
(13) Practicing or permitting another to practice as a physician assistant without the required license and registration from the Board of Medical Examiners;
(14) Prescribing in violation of statutory authority and/or Board rules and/or Board guidelines;
(15) Intentional falsification of a certification of compliance with the continuing medical education requirement for physician assistants established in these rules; and
(16) Unprofessional conduct for failing to maintain or provide to the Board records documenting compliance with the minimum continuing medical education requirement.

Author: Patricia E. Shiner, Attorney for the Board of Medical Examiners


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.12
Repealed and Replaced: Filed September 21, 1998; effective October 26, 1998. Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26, 2002. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 19, 2002; effective October 24, 2002. Amended: Filed May 21, 2004; effective June 25, 2004.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-24-290, et. seq.

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