Section 16-47-220 Definitions. For the purposes of this article, the following words shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (1) AREA OF CRITICAL
NEED. An area with a critical need for more physician's assistants, as determined by the board,
where participants may work to repay loans received under the program. (2) BOARD. The Alabama
Board of Medical Scholarship Awards created in Section 16-47-121. (3) PARTICIPANT. Any person
awarded a loan under the program. (4) PROGRAM. The Alabama Physician's Assistants Service
Program. (Act 2016-318, §1.)...
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Section 16-47-222 Applications and awards; repayment of loans. (a) The board shall establish
and award, according to the judgment of the board, loans to provide for the training of qualified
applicants for admission or students in any accredited master's degree program for physician
assistant studies at a medical school or college. The board may permit eligible people to
apply for a loan under the Alabama Physician's Assistants Service Program in any scholastic
year and for any previously completed scholastic year. The board's awarding of loans shall
be done after consultation with the physician's assistant advisory committee of the Alabama
Board of Medical Examiners. (b) The board may award to an eligible person a loan or loans
totaling in value as much as the average in-state tuition and required fees charged at public
institutions in Alabama for completing on time a master's degree program for physician assistant
studies. But a loan or loans may be awarded only to people who have...
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Section 34-21-95 Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following
meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (1) AREA OF CRITICAL
NEED. An area with a critical need for more advanced-practice nurses, as determined by the
board. (2) BOARD. The Alabama Board of Nursing. (3) PARTICIPANT. Any person who applies for
and is awarded a loan as provided in this article. (4) PROGRAM. The Alabama Loan-Repayment
Program for Advanced-Practice Nursing. (Act 2016-353, §1.)...
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Section 34-21-96 Awarding of loans and terms of repayment. (a)(1) The board shall establish
and award, according to the judgment of the board, loans to provide for the training of qualified
applicants for admission or students in accredited nursing education programs approved by
the board who are pursuing, or have completed within the five years immediately preceding
the current loan term, a graduate degree to become a certified registered nurse practitioner
(CRNP), a certified nurse midwife (CNM), or a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA),
but only for people who have signed contracts as provided in subsection (b). The board may
permit eligible people to apply for a loan under the Alabama Loan-Repayment Program for Advanced-Practice
Nursing in any scholastic year and for any previously completed scholastic year. (2) The board
may award to an eligible person, for as many as three years for a person pursuing or holding
an eligible master's degree and as many as four years for a...
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Section 34-24-290 Definitions. For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases
shall have the following meanings: (1) APPROVED PROGRAM. A program for the education and training
of assistants to physicians which has been formally approved in writing by the board. (2)
ASSISTANT TO PHYSICIAN. A person who is a graduate of an approved program, is licensed by
the board, and is registered by the board to perform medical services under the supervision
of a physician approved by the board to supervise the assistant. (3) BOARD. The Board of Medical
Examiners of the State of Alabama. (4) LEGEND DRUG. Any drug, medicine, chemical, or poison,
bearing on the label the words, "Caution, Federal Law prohibits dispensing without prescription"
or similar words indicating that the drug, medicine, chemical, or poison may be sold or dispensed
only upon the prescription of a licensed medical practitioner, except that the term legend
drug shall not include any drug, substance, or compound...
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Section 34-24-297 Issuance of license - Requirements. The following constitutes the requirements
for the issuance of a license to practice as an assistant to physician: (1) Provide evidence,
satisfactory to the board, of successful completion of a training program accredited by the
Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) or the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or their successor agencies. (2) Provide evidence,
satisfactory to the board, of successful completion of the Physician Assistant National Certification
Examination (PANCE) as administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician
Assistants (NCCPA) or the National Certifying Examination for Anesthesiologist Assistants
(NCEAA) as administered by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants
(NCCAA). (3) Submit an application on forms approved by the board in its rules. (4) Pay in
advance to the board the required application...
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Section 16-47-79 Repayment of loans. (a) Scholarships extended under subdivisions (1) and (3)
of subsection (a) of Section 16-47-78 shall be repaid following graduation either in cash
as is provided under subsection (b) or under the terms of a contract to serve in a needy area
in Alabama for a term to be specified by the board as provided in subsection (c). Any moneys
received from recipients in repayment of a scholarship loan under subsections (b) and (c)
shall upon receipt thereof be retained by the Board of Scholarship Awards to be used for funding
of future scholarships. The board shall establish a separate fund for these purposes. (b)
Scholarship loans to be repaid under this subsection shall be repaid to the Board of Dental
Scholarship Awards in full at an interest rate of six percent per annum from the date of graduation
from dental school. Payments are to be made annually, the first of which is due one year after
the recipient enters the practice of dentistry or one year after...
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Section 20-2-60 Definitions. As used in this article the following words shall have the following
meanings: (1) ADMINISTER. The direct application of a controlled substance, whether by injection,
inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient by any of the following:
a. A supervising physician, or, in his or her presence, his or her authorized agent. b. An
assistant to physician. c. The patient at the direction and in the presence of the supervising
physician or assistant to physician. (2) ASSISTANT TO PHYSICIAN. Any person who is a graduate
of an approved program, is licensed by the board, and is registered by the board to perform
medical services under the supervision of a physician approved by the board to supervise an
assistant to physician. (3) BOARD. The Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Alabama.
(4) PHYSICIAN SUPERVISION. A formal relationship between a licensed assistant to physician
and a supervising physician under whom the assistant to physician...
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Section 34-24-293 Powers and duties of board. (a) The Board of Medical Examiners shall have
and exercise all powers and duties previously granted to it. The board may make specific rules
and regulations pertaining to the licensure approval, registration, and regulation of assistants
to physicians. The board may also make specific rules and regulations pertaining to approvals,
disapprovals, and withdrawing approvals from physicians to utilize assistants to physicians.
(b) The board may recognize, approve, and disapprove new categories and specialties of assistants
to physicians as they develop in the delivery of health care. (c) The board shall issue certificates
of approval for programs for the education and training of assistants to physicians which
meet board standards. (d) In developing criteria for program approval, the board shall give
consideration to and encourage the utilization of equivalency and proficiency testing and
other mechanisms whereby full credit is given to trainees...
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Section 40-26B-26 Reduction of revenues; reimbursement computations; quality incentive program.
THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2020-147 IN THE 2020 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2020.
THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT. (a) No revenues resulting from the privilege assessment
established by this article and applied to increases in covered services or reimbursement
levels or other enhancements of the Medicaid program shall be subject to reduction or elimination
while the privilege assessment is in effect. (b) Every nursing facility participating in the
Medicaid program in the State of Alabama shall be reimbursed according to the reimbursement
methodology contained in Chapter 560-X-22 of the Alabama Medicaid Agency Administrative Code
(Supp. 12/31/95) on January 31, 1998, which methodology is incorporated by reference herein,
except that the following shall apply: (1) The ceiling for the operating cost center described
in Title 560-X-22-.06 (2)(a) of the Alabama Medicaid...
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