Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.69 - Expedited License For Military Members And Spouses

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

(1) The intent of this rule is to provide for the expedited issuance of a license to military service members and the spouses of military service members who are relocated to and stationed in Alabama and who are also qualified assistants to physicians.
(2) The board, at its discretion and pursuant to this rule, may issue a temporary license to an assistant to physician applicant who is relocated to or stationed in this state under official military orders and who satisfies any of the following:
(a) Is an active duty, reserve, or transitioning member of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard;
(b) Is the spouse of an active duty, reserve, or transitioning member of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard; or
(c) Is the surviving spouse of a service member who, at the time of his or her death, was serving on active duty.
(3) For the purposes of this rule, a transitioning service member is a member of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard, on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(4) An assistant to physician must satisfy the requirements of paragraph (2) by providing one of the following:
(a) The active or reserve service member's official military orders;
(b) The transitioning service member's DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22; or
(c) The deceased service member's DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22 and death certificate if the assistant to physician is the spouse of a service member; and
(d) A marriage certificate substantiating marriage to the service member if the assistant to physician is the spouse of a service member.
(5) An assistant to physician may receive a temporary license issued under paragraph (2) if he or she satisfies the requirements of paragraph (2) to the satisfaction of the board, and presents evidence satisfactory to the board of all of the following:
(a) Possession of a full and unrestricted license to practice as an assistant to physician issued by the appropriate licensing board of another state, the District of Columbia, a territory of the United States, or a province of Canada;
(b) Completion of a training program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA), or their successor agencies;
(c) Completion of the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) as administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or the National Certifying Examination for Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCEAA) as administered by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA);
(d) Has never been convicted, received adjudication, community supervision, or deferred disposition of any felony offense or any crime related to fraud, violence, sexual violations, or health care;
(e) Has never had his or her license to practice as an assistant to physician subjected to discipline by a licensing agency in any state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction, excluding any action related to the non-payment of fees related to a license;
(f) Has never had a controlled substance license or permit suspended or revoked by a state or the United States Drug Enforcement Administration;
(g) Is not currently under investigation by a licensing agency or law enforcement authority in any state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction; and
(h) Is a United States citizen, a national of the United States, or an alien lawfully present in the United States.
(6) An assistant to physician who is issued a temporary license under this rule shall apply for a license to practice as an assistant to physician under this chapter within 12 months after the issuance of a temporary license.
(a) A temporary license issued under these rules shall expire 12 months after the date of issuance if an application for a license to practice as an assistant to physician pursuant to this chapter is not received by the board.
(b) An assistant to physician who is issued a temporary license under this rule must apply for registration to a supervising physician under Chapter 540-X-7 of these rules in order to practice as an assistant to physician in Alabama.
(c) Applicants for a temporary license under this rule shall not be required to pay the initial application fee.
(d) A temporary license may be issued by the Executive Director of the State Board of Medical Examiners, or his or her designee, upon his or her satisfaction and certification of the requirements set forth in this rule.
(e) The temporary license shall clearly indicate that it is a temporary license for military service members or their spouses.
(f) Any assistant to physician issued a temporary license under this rule shall be subject to having his or her license suspended or revoked by the board for the same causes or reasons, and in the same manner, as provided by law and these rules for other assistants to physician licensed pursuant to this chapter.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.69
Adopted by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 11, August 31, 2021, eff. 10/15/2021.

Due to the agency making such drastic changes (moving rules around, changing titles, repealing and adding new rules) in this chapter, it was difficult to accurately post the history. The changes that were made to the complete chapter prior to the July 23, 1999, are: Existing Chapter 540-X-7 Physician's Assistants and Surgeon's Assistants was repealed and new Chapter 540-X-7, Assistants to Physicians was filed November 16, 1995; effective December 16, 2004. Rules 540-7-1-.01 and .02 were amended and New Rules 540-X-7-.43 -.60 were added filed September 22, 1995; effective October 27, 1995. Chapter 540-X-7 and Appendices C, D, and L were amended filed December 20, 1996; effective January 24, 1997.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.

Statutory Authority: Code of Alabama 1975, ยงยง 34-24-53, 34-24-297, 34-24-301.1; Alabama Acts No. 2021-100.

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