Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
(1) When the primary supervising physician is
not readily available to respond to patients' medical needs, the physician
assistant is not authorized to perform any act or render any treatments unless
another qualified physician in the same medical practice, practice group, or
multidisciplinary medical team, or of the same or similar specialty as the
supervising physician is immediately available to supervise the physician
assistant who has previously filed with the Board a letter stating that he or
she assumes all responsibility for the actions of the physician assistant
during the temporary absence of the primary supervising physician.
The covering physician providing the
supervision shall also affirm in the letter that he or she is familiar with the
current rules regarding physician assistants and the job description filed by
the supervising physician and the physician assistant, that he or she is
accountable for adequately supervising the medical care rendered pursuant to
the job description, and that he or she approves the drug type, dosage,
quantity and number of refills of legend drugs which the physician assistant is
authorized to prescribe in the job description. The covering physician must
meet the same qualifications as the supervising physician as established Rule
(3) The supervising 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.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Repealed and Replaced: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 Repealed and New Rule: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 Repealed and New Rule: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.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 03, December 31,
2015, eff. 1/30/2016.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 11, August 31,
2018, eff. 9/16/2018.
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2020, eff. 1/14/2021.
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Author: Alabama Board of Medical
Code of Ala.