Administrative Rules

The Board and Commission are vested with the authority to promulgate administrative rules to carry into effect the duties and powers accrued to them by state law.

Administrative Rules are adopted pursuant to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, being published in the Alabama Administrative Monthly for public comment. Public hearings are held to receive comments about proposed rule changes with great import to licensees' practices.   

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Board of Medical Examiners Administrative Rules

The Board of Medical Examiners Administrative Rules are published by the
Legislative Reference Service.

Medical Licensure Commission Administrative Rules

The Medical Licensure Commission Administrative Rules are published by the
Legislative Reference Service

(Emergency rules will not appear at the Legislative Reference links above)


Emergency Rules

From time to time, the Board or Commission will adopt rules on an emergency basis. These rules are also published for public comment, and they are effective on the day they are filed until the final rule is adopted. The Legislative Reference Service does not post emergency rules at its web site; therefore, emergency rules will be posted here:

None at this time


Proposed Rules

All interested persons may submit data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed new rule(s) and regulation(s) in writing to: Carla H. Kruger, Office of the General Counsel, Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners, Post Office Box 946, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0946, by mail or in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until and including the commend period end date.

540-X-2-.01, Definitions Applicable to Applications for Certificate of Qualification - amendment.  Correct references to other rules, zip code, name of National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (comment period ends 5/3/2019)

540-X-1-.03, Meetings of the Board - amendment.  Amend number of members that constitutes a quorum from five to six (comment period ends 4/4/2019).

540-X-1-.15, Fee for Application Packets - repeal.  Repeal rule requiring a $20 fee for application packets (comment period ends 4/4/2019).

540-X-3-.16, Certificate of Qualification Issued Without Examination (Limited License) - amendment. Remove requirement for non-ECFMG applicants who did not receive training from a primariy English speaking medical school to meet with the Credentials Committee (comment period ends 4/4/2019).

540-X-3, Appendix A, Application for Certificate of Qualification to Practie Medicine in Alabama - amendment. Amend questions regarding convictions (comment period ends 4/4/2019).

540-X-19-.03, Pain Management Registration Required - amendment.  Add grounds for denial of pain management registration (comment period ends 4/4/2019).

540-X-23, Physician Re-entry Into Practice - new.  Would allow the implementation or recommendation of a reentry plan when a physician has not been in active practice for two years or more (comment period ends 4/4/2019).


Certified Final Rules

540-X-3, Appendices B and E, Application and Renewal Application for Limited Certificate of Qualification - amended.  Added additional demographic and institution questions.   (effective date 4/8/2019)

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