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.
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 Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 22, 2002; effective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 Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 19, 2002; effective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.
Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 02, November 30,
2021, eff. 1/14/2022.
Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 04, January 31, 2022,
was renumbered to .57 as per certification filed September 11, 2008; effective
October 16, 2008.
Author: Alabama State Board of Medical
Code of Ala.