Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.57 - Covering Anesthesiologists For Anesthesiologist Assistants (A.A.)

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

(1) When the primary supervising anesthesiologist is off duty, out of town, not on call, or not immediately available to respond to patients' medical needs, the anesthesiologist assistant is not authorized to perform any act or render any treatments unless another qualified anesthesiologist in the same partnership, group, medical professional corporation or anesthesiologist practice foundation or with whom the primary supervising anesthesiologist shares call is on call and is immediately available to supervise the anesthesiologist assistant and has previously filed with the Board a letter stating that he or she assumes all responsibility for the actions of the anesthesiologist assistant during the temporary absence of the primary supervising anesthesiologist.
(2) The covering anesthesiologist providing the supervision shall also affirm in the letter that he or she is familiar with the current rules regarding anesthesiologist assistants and the job description filed by the primary supervising anesthesiologist and the anesthesiologist assistant and that he or she is accountable for adequately supervising the medical care rendered pursuant to the job description. The covering anesthesiologist must meet the same qualifications as the supervising anesthesiologist as established in this Chapter.
(3) The supervising anesthesiologist shall certify to the Board of Medical Examiners at least annually that any approved covering anesthesiologist continues to agree to serve in that capacity and shall inform the Board of Medical Examiners of the termination of a covering anesthesiologist within ten (10) days of the termination.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.57
New Rule: Filed July 23, 1999; effective August 27, 1999. Amended: Filed November 22, 1999; effective December 27, 1999. Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26, 2002. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 19, 2002; effective October 24, 2002.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. 02, November 30, 2021, eff. 1/14/2022. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 04, January 31, 2022, eff. 3/7/2022.

Previous Rule 540-X-7-.54 was renumbered to .57 as per certification filed September 11, 2008; effective October 16, 2008.

Author: Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners

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

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