Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.59 - Limitations Upon Utilization Of Anesthesiologist Assistants (A.A.)

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

(1) An anesthesiologist may have registered to him or her not more than four (4) anesthesiologist assistants.
(2) An anesthesiologist assistant may be registered to more than one supervising anesthesiologist at any one time. The number of supervising anesthesiologists to whom an anesthesiologist assistant may be registered shall be restricted by the Board if the Board, in its discretion, determines that such restriction is appropriate to maintain the quality of medical services being provided or to otherwise protect the public health, safety and welfare.
(3) An anesthesiologist shall disclose to the Board of Medical Examiners the existence of all collaborative and supervisory agreements to which the physician is party, including collaborative and supervisory agreements in other states, and shall not be eligible to collaborate with or supervise any combination of certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and\or assistants to physicians exceeding three hundred and sixty (360) hours per week (nine full-time equivalent positions), inclusive of collaborative and supervisory agreements existing in other states. Agreements with an individual certified registered nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and/or assistant to physician in multiple states shall only be counted once for purposes of calculating the total number of full-time equivalent positions.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.59
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 Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26, 2002. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 19, 2002; effective October 24, 2002.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: Filed May 21, 2004; effective June 25, 2004. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2021, eff. 1/14/2022.

Previous Rule 540-X-7-.56 was renumbered to .59 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 thru 34-24-303.

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