Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-9-.09 - Professional Registered Limited Liability Partnerships 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 Partnership Act, Sections 10-8A-1001 through 10-8A-1010. This rule is applicable to professional registered limited liability partnerships formed for the purposes of rendering medical professional services by physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of Alabama.
(2) Physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of Alabama who desire to render medical professional services as a professional registered limited liability partnership shall comply with the provisions of Article 10 of the Alabama Limited Liability Partnership Act, Sections 10-8A-1001, et. seq. and these rules and regulations.
(3) The names of professional registered limited liability partnerships formed by physicians and osteopaths shall be governed by the provisions of §10-8A-1002. In addition, if the name of the professional registered limited liability partnership utilizes the name or names of the physicians or osteopaths who are members or employees of the professional registered limited liability partnership, 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 professional registered limited liability partnership organized for the purpose of the rendering of medical professional services shall file with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners a certified copy of the registration required to be filed with the Office of Probate Judge or the Secretary of State pursuant to §10-8A-1001 and §10-8A-1006. The registration shall be filed with the Board within thirty (30) days after it is filed with the Probate Judge or Office of the Secretary of State. In addition, the professional registered limited liability partnership shall file with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners a certified copy of any change to its registration required to be filed with the Office of Probate Judge or Office of the Secretary of State within thirty (30) days after the statement is filed. Failure to file with the Board of Medical Examiners the reports required by this section shall not invalidate the professional registered limited liability partnership.
(5) Physicians and osteopaths licensed to practice medicine who render medical professional services as professional registered limited liability partnership shall comply with the restrictions of Code of Ala. 1975, §10-4-38 through §10-4-404. A professional registered limited liability partnership organized to render medical or osteopathic professional services, foreign or domestic, may render medical or osteopathic professional services in Alabama only through individuals licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama. A physician or osteopath may be employed by a professional registered limited liability partnership and shall exercise independent judgment in all matters related to the practice of medicine or osteopathy, and such physician's or osteopath's actions with respect to the practice of medicine or osteopathy shall not be subject to the control of an individual not licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy. This rule does not prevent a physician licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in another state or the District of Columbia from exercising the temporary practice privilege afforded under Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-74.
(6) Documents required by these rules to be filed with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners should be addressed to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, 848 Washington Avenue, Post Office Box 946, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0946.

Author: Wendell R. Morgan, Attorney for the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-9-.09
New Rule: Filed February 4, 1997; effective March 11, 1997.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 34-24-53, 10-12-45, Act 96-528.

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