Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-9-.06 - Limited Liability Companies Formed By Physicians Or Osteopaths

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

(1) This rule is promulgated pursuant to the Alabama Limited Liability Company Law of 2014, § 10A-5A-1.01, et. seq., Code of Ala. 1975, as amended. This rule is applicable to limited liability companies formed for the purposes of rendering medical professional services by physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alabama.
(2) Physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alabama who desire to render medical professional services as a limited liability company shall comply with the provisions of the Alabama Limited Liability Company Law and these rules and regulations.
(3) The names of limited liability companies formed by physicians and osteopaths shall be governed by the provisions of §10A-l-5.06, Code of Ala. 1975, as amended. In addition, if the name of the limited liability company utilizes the name or names of the physicians or osteopaths who are members or employees of the limited liability company, then such name shall also include the designation "M.D." or "D.O." whichever is appropriate. In addition, other generally recognized designations or descriptions of specialized branches of the practice of medicine or the practice of osteopathy may be included.
(4) Every limited liability company organized for the rendering of medical professional services shall file with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners a copy of the certificate of formation required to be filed with the judge of probate pursuant to § 10A-5A-2.01(e), Code of Ala. 1975, as amended. The report shall be filed with the Board within thirty (30) days after the report is filed with the judge of probate. In addition, the limited liability company shall file with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners a copy of any certificate of amendment or restated certificate of formation required to be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State or judge of probate pursuant to § 10A-5A-2.02(g), Code of Ala. 1975, as amended within thirty (30) days after the statement is filed with the Office of the Secretary of State or judge of probate. Failure to file with the Board of Medical Examiners the reports required by this section shall not invalidate the limited liability company.
(5) Physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine who render medical professional services as a limited liability company shall comply with the conditions, requirements, and restrictions of § 10A-5A-8.01, Code of Ala. 1975, as amended. A limited liability company organized to render medical professional services, foreign or domestic, may render medical professional services in Alabama only through individuals licensed to practice medicine by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama. A physician or osteopath employed by a limited liability company must exercise independent judgment in matters related to the practice of medicine, and that physician's or osteopath's actions with respect to the practice of medicine shall not be subject to the control of an individual not licensed to practice medicine. This rule does not prevent a physician license to practice medicine in another state or the District of Columbia from exercising the temporary practice privilege afforded under § 34-24-74, Code of Ala. 1975, as amended.
(6) Documents required by these rules to be filed with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners should be addressed to Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, 848 Washington Avenue, Post Office Box 946, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0946.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-9-.06
Approved for Publication: October 20, 1993. Approved/Adopted: December 15, 1993. Effective Date: January 20, 1994. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVIII, Issue No. 05, February 28, 2020, eff. 4/13/2020.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 34-24-53, 10-12-45.

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