Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
(1) It is the position of the Board that,
when prescribing medications to an individual, the prescriber, when possible,
should personally examined the patient. Before prescribing a medication, a
physician should make an informed medical judgment based on appropriate medical
history, the circumstances of the situation and on his or her training and
experience. This process must be documented appropriately.
(2) Prescribing medications for a patient
whom the physician has not personally examined may be suitable under certain
circumstances. These circumstances may include but not be limited to electronic
encounters such as those in telemedicine; admission orders for a patient newly
admitted to a health care facility; prescribing for a patient of another
physician for whom the prescribing physician is taking call; or continuing
medication on a short-term basis for a new patient prior to the patient's first
(3) Licensees are
expected to adhere to all federal and state statutes regarding the prescribing
of controlled substances and all Alabama Board of Medical Examiners' Rules
regarding the prescribing of controlled substances.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
New Rule: Filed March 17,
2000; effective April 21, 2000.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 01, October 31,
2017, eff. 12/3/2017.
Author: Alabama Board of Medical
Code of Ala.