Section 34-43-9 Application for license; educational requirements. (a) A person desiring to
be licensed as a massage therapist shall apply to the board on forms provided by the board.
Unless licensed pursuant to subsection (b), applicants for licensure shall submit evidence
satisfactory to the board that they have met each of the following requirements: (1) Satisfactorily
completed a minimum of 500 hours of supervised courses of instruction which shall include,
but not be limited to, anatomy, pathology, physiology, massage techniques, clinical practices,
ethics, health, hygiene, and related subjects. The board shall determine how the 500 hours
of instruction shall be broken down. The course of instruction may be provided by a massage
therapy school approved by the board. The minimum 500 hours shall consist of the following:
325 hours dedicated to the study of basic massage therapy techniques and clinical practice
related modalities; 125 hours dedicated to the study of anatomy,...
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Section 27-1-10 Payment for health services of chiropractor; insured to have exclusive right
to select practitioner of healing arts. Any contract or policy of insurance or any plan or
agreement for health services providing for reimbursement or payment for health services performed
by a medical doctor or physician or upon the certification of a medical doctor, surgeon, osteopath
or physician, shall also reimburse or pay for such health services performed by a doctor of
chiropractic or upon his certificate; provided, that the health services performed by the
doctor of chiropractic are within the scope of his license and he is duly licensed by the
State of Alabama. The insured or such other person entitled to benefits under such contract
or policy of insurance or plan or agreement for health services shall have the exclusive right
to choose or select any practitioner or member of the healing arts of Alabama to perform such
services, notwithstanding any provisions of such contract or...
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Section 27-21A-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following
meanings, respectively: (1) AGENT. A person who is appointed or employed by a health maintenance
organization and who engages in solicitation of membership in such organization. This definition
does not include a person enrolling members on behalf of an employer, union, or other organization.
(2) BASIC HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Emergency care, inpatient hospital and physician care, and
outpatient medical services. (3) COMMISSIONER. The Commissioner of Insurance. (4) ENROLLEE.
An individual who is enrolled in a health maintenance organization. (5) EVIDENCE OF COVERAGE.
Any certificate, agreement, or contract issued to an enrollee setting out the coverage to
which he is entitled. (6) HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Any services included in the furnishing to
any individual of medical or dental care, or hospitalization or incident to the furnishing
of such care or hospitalization, as well as the...
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Section 3-7A-2 Dogs, cats, and ferrets to be immunized; sale, etc., of vaccine; vaccination
exemptions. (a) Every owner of a dog, cat, or ferret required to be immunized for rabies as
defined in this chapter, shall cause the animal to be immunized by the rabies officer, his
or her authorized representative, or any duly licensed veterinarian, when the animal reaches
three months of age and subsequently in accordance with the intervals specified in the vaccine's
license. Notwithstanding the above, the State Board of Health may establish by rule vaccine
intervals or specific vaccines, or both, to be used in public rabies vaccination clinics,
based on considerations such as county specific prevalence of animal rabies or risk of animal
rabies and the vaccination rates of dogs, cats, and ferrets in a county. Evidence of immunization
shall consist of a printed certificate furnished by the Alabama Department of Public Health,
upon which shall be legibly inscribed: A description of the animal;...
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Section 34-24-215 Temporary licenses. (a) On payment to the board of a fee set by the board,
and on submission of a written application on forms provided by the board, the applicant shall
be issued without examination a temporary license to practice physical therapy or to act as
a physical therapist assistant in this state for a period not to exceed one year, if the person
meets the qualifications set forth in Section 34-24-211 and submits evidence satisfactory
to the board that he or she is in this state on a temporary basis to assist in a case of medical
emergency or to engage in a special physical therapy project. Such special projects may be
research and education programs. Each request will be judged by the board on its individual
merits. (b) Upon the submission of a written application on forms provided by the board, a
person who has applied for a license under the provisions of Section 34-24-211 and who is,
in the judgment of the board, eligible to take the examination provided...
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Section 34-24-520 Purpose. In order to strengthen access to health care, and in recognition
of the advances in the delivery of health care, the member states of the Interstate Medical
Licensure Compact have allied in common purpose to develop a comprehensive process that complements
the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards, provides a streamlined
process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple states, thereby enhancing the
portability of a medical license and promoting the safety of patients. The compact creates
another pathway for licensure and does not otherwise change a state's existing medical practice
act. The compact also adopts the prevailing standard for licensure and affirms that the practice
of medicine occurs where the patient is located at the time of the physician-patient encounter,
and therefore, requires the physician to be under the jurisdiction of the state medical board
where the patient is located. State medical boards...
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Section 22-50-17 Operation of a facility for care or treatment of mental or emotional illness
or substance abuse, or services to persons with an intellectual disability. (a) No person,
partnership, corporation, or association of persons shall operate a facility or institution
for the care or treatment of any kind of mental or emotional illness or substance abuse or
for providing services to persons with an intellectual disability as defined in this chapter,
without being certified by the department or licensed by the State Board of Health; provided
that nothing in this section shall be construed so as to require a duly authorized physician,
psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, licensed professional counselor operating under
the scope of his or her license, or Christian Science practitioner to obtain a license for
treatment of patients in his private office, unless he keeps two or more patients in his office
for continuous periods of 24 hours or more in one week, or that a church...
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Section 27-26-1 Definitions. For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases
shall have the respective meanings ascribed by this section: (1) MEDICAL PRACTITIONER. Anyone
licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of Alabama, engaged in such practice,
and shall include medical professional corporations, associations, and partnerships. (2) DENTAL
PRACTITIONER. Anyone licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Alabama, engaged in such
practice, and such term includes professional dental corporations, associations, and partnerships.
(3) MEDICAL INSTITUTION. Any licensed hospital, or any physicians' or dentists' offices or
clinics containing facilities for the examination, diagnosis, treatment, or care of human
illnesses. (4) PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION. Any medical or dental professional corporation or
any medical or dental professional association. (5) PHYSICIAN. Any person licensed to practice
medicine in Alabama. (6) DENTIST. Any person licensed to practice...
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Section 34-23-181 Definitions. The following words shall have the following meanings as used
in this article: (1) HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN. Any individual or group plan, employee welfare benefit
plan, policy, or contract for health care services issued, delivered, issued for delivery,
or renewed in this state by a health care insurer, health maintenance organization, accident
and sickness insurer, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit hospital service corporation, nonprofit
medical service corporation, health care service plan, or any other person, firm, corporation,
joint venture, or other similar business entity that pays for insureds or beneficiaries in
this state. The term includes, but is not limited to, entities created pursuant to Article
6 of Chapter 20 of Title 10A. A health benefit plan located or domiciled outside of the State
of Alabama is deemed to be subject to this article if it receives, processes, adjudicates,
pays, or denies claims for health care services submitted by or...
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Section 34-7B-13 Exemptions from chapter. This chapter does not apply to any of the following
persons, activities, or services: (1) Service in the case of emergency or domestic upheaval,
without compensation. (2) Licensed medical professionals operating within the scope of their
normal practice. (3) Personnel of the United States armed services performing their ordinary
duties. (4) Any public trade school or other public school or school program under the purview
of the State Board of Education or a local board of education. (5) Any person who only occasionally
dresses hair and receives no compensation therefor, or does any other act or thing mentioned
in this chapter, without holding himself or herself out to the public as a provider of any
practices defined in this chapter for compensation. (6) Departments in retail establishments
where cosmetics are demonstrated and offered for sale but where no other acts of cosmetology
or barbering are performed. (7) The licensees of any county or...
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