Administrative Rules are published by the Legislative Reference Service
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From time to time, the Board or Commission will adopt rules on an emergency basis. These rules are effective on the day they are filed and are effective for no more than 120 days.
None at this time.
May 2023 (Comment period ends 7/5/2023)
540-X-1-.19, Public Records Requests - proposed new rule pursuant to Executive Order No. 734, Promoting Transparency in State Government through Enhanced Accessibility to Public Health Records
540-X-2-.03, Definitions Generally Applicable -proposal is to add a definition for "Expedited License" to satisfy federal requirements concerning criminal background checks
540-X-4-.08, 540-X-12-.07, 540-X-18-.07, 540-X-19-.09 regarding guidelines for the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain - proposal is to repeal these rules/sections as unnecessary.
540-X-9-.11, Contact with Patients Before Prescribing - proposal is to amend the rule to affirmatively exempt prescribing for the sexual partner(s) of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in accordance with an Expedited Partner Therapy (ET) and/or Patient Delivered Partner Therapy (PDPT) protocol.
None (meeting was after filing deadline)
540-X-7-.50, Qualifications of the Supervising Anesthesiologist - Anesthesiologist Assistants - proposal is to amend to add continuing medical education requirements for supervising anesthesiologists. This rule amendment was in process prior to the adoption of Executive Order No. 735 on March 8, 2023. The amendment is narrowly tailored to apply only to licensees who are supervising anesthesiologists, and it is designed to protect public health and safety.
540-X-11, Guidelines for the Use of Lasers and Other Modalities Affecting Living Tissue - proposal is to amend each rule in the Chapter to update the rules to reflect advances in technology, codify the scope of practice and training standards, and provide for the safe delegation of the use of lasers to licensed and unlicensed delegates. These revisions were in process prior to the adoption of Executive Order No. 735 on March 8, 2023, and are narrowly tailored to apply only to licensees who use or offer to use lasers and other modalities affecting living tissue. Updating these rules is important to protect public health and safety, as these devices and modalities continue to evolve and have a substantial potential for harm with misuse.
540-X-7-.03, .16, .17, .37, and .49, all relating to requirements to practice as an assistant to physicians and to act as a supervising physician – proposal is to amend rules to establish a requirement to obtain continuing medical education regarding the rules and statutes governing supervised practice in Alabama.
540-X-26-.04, .08, and .12, all relating to the Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Agreement (CDTMA) – proposal is to amend rules to establish that the renewal every two years of a CDTMA shall occur by Dec. 31.
Certified Final Rules
May 2023 (Effective 7/16/2023)
540-X-11, Guidelines for the Use of Lasers and Other Modalities Affecting Living Tissue - amended to update to reflect advances in technology, codify the scope of practice and training standards, and provide for the safe delegation of the use of lasers to licensed and unlicensed delegates.
540-X-26-.04, .08, and .12, Collaborative Pharmacy Practice, Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Agreement - amended to specify a Dec. 31 expiration date for CDTM Agreements.
None (meeting was after filing deadline)
540-X-7-.50, Qualifications of the Supervising Anesthesiologist - Anesthesiologist Assistant - amended to add experience requirements for a supervising anesthesiologist.
540-X-7, Appendix F, Reinstatement of Physician Assistant/Anesthesiologist Assistant License - amended to clarify and expand background questions.
540-X-3-.11, Application Forms Required for a Certificate of Qualification - repealed rule as redundant.