Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.17 - Qualifications of the Supervising Physician - Physician Assistants (P.A.)

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

The physician to whom a physician assistant is registered shall:

(1) Possess a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alabama;
(2) On the date of the application:
(a) Have satisfied one of the following experience requirements:
1. Practiced medicine for at least three years; or
2. Practiced medicine for at least one year and certified by one or more of the specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association; or
3. Practiced medicine for at least one year and the supervising physician's principal practice site is limited solely to a general acute care hospital, a critical access hospital, or a specialized hospital licensed as such by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
(3) Effective January 1, 2024, have obtained continuing medical education prescribed by the Board of Medical Examiners regarding the rules and statutes governing supervised practice in Alabama, not more than forty-eight (48) months prior to or within twelve (12) months of registration to a physician assistant.
(4) The Board, in its discretion, may waive the practice requirements in (2)(a).
(5) Effective January 1, 2024, all supervising physicians shall obtain continuing medical education prescribed by the Board of Medical Examiners regarding the rules and statutes governing supervised practice in Alabama every forty-eight months (48) following registration to a physician assistant.
(6) The Board of Medical Examiners may decline to consider an application where the physician is under investigation for a potential violation of the Code of Ala. 1975, Section 34-24-360 or any rule of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners of Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.17
Repealed and Replaced: Filed September 21, 1998; effective October 26, 1998. Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26, 2002. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 19, 2002; effective October 24, 2002.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 by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 01, October 29, 2021, eff. 12/13/2021.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

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

The amended version of this section by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 06, March 31, 2022, filed March 21, 2022 is not yet available.

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