Section 34-27B-11 Additional activities permitted under chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall
be construed as preventing or restricting the practice, services, or activities of any of
the following: (1) Any person who is licensed in Alabama or certified by an organization accredited
by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and acceptable to the state from engaging
in the profession or occupation for which the person is licensed or certified. (2) Any person
employed by the United States government who provides respiratory therapy solely under the
direction or control of the United States government agency or organization. (3) Any person
receiving clinical training while pursuing a course of study leading to registry or certification
in a respiratory therapy educational program accredited by the Council on Allied Health Education
Programs in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or their
successor organizations. This person will be under direct...
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Section 34-27B-7 Issuance, use, renewal of license; temporary license. (a) The board shall
issue a respiratory therapist license to any person who meets the qualifications required
by this chapter and who pays the license fee established herein. (b) Any person who is issued
a license as a respiratory therapist under this chapter may use the words "licensed respiratory
therapist" or the letters "LRT" in connection with his or her name to denote
his or her license. (c) A license issued under this chapter shall be subject to biennial renewal.
(d)(1) The board may issue a six-month temporary license as a respiratory therapist to persons
who have graduated from a respiratory therapy educational program accredited by the Council
on Allied Health Education Programs (CAHEP) in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation
for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or their successor organizations, and who have applied for and
are awaiting competency examination. The temporary license shall be renewable...
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Section 34-27B-2 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following
meanings: (1) BOARD. The Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy. (2) DIRECT CLINICAL SUPERVISION.
A situation where a licensed respiratory therapist or physician is available for the purpose
of communication, consultation, and assistance. (3) HEALTHCARE FACILITY. The definition shall
be the same as in Section 22-21-260. (4) MEDICALLY APPROVED PROTOCOL. A detailed plan for
taking specific diagnostic or treatment actions, or both, authorized by the treating physician
of the patient, all of which actions shall be: a. In a hospital or other inpatient health
care facility, approved by the supervising physician of the respiratory therapist or in an
outpatient treatment setting approved by the supervising physician of the respiratory therapist.
b. Except in cases of medical emergency, instituted following an evaluation of the patient
by a physician or otherwise directed by the supervising...
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Section 27-3A-3 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall
have the following meanings: (1) DEPARTMENT. The Alabama Department of Public Health. (2)
ENROLLEE. An individual who has contracted for or who participates in coverage under an insurance
policy, a health maintenance organization contract, a health service corporation contract,
an employee welfare benefit plan, a hospital or medical services plan, or any other benefit
program providing payment, reimbursement, or indemnification for health care costs for the
individual or the eligible dependents of the individual. (3) PROVIDER. A health care provider
duly licensed or certified by the State of Alabama. (4) UTILIZATION REVIEW. A system for prospective
and concurrent review of the necessity and appropriateness in the allocation of health care
resources and services given or proposed to be given to an individual within this state. The
term does not include elective requests for clarification of...
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Section 27-1-17.1 Payment of providers through electronic funds transfer methods. (a) As used
in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings: (1) ACH ELECTRONIC
FUNDS TRANSFER. An electronic funds transfer through the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPPA) standard Automated Clearing House network. (2) COVERED HEALTH CARE
PROVIDER. A physician as defined in Section 34-24-50.1; a dentist as defined in Section 34-9-1;
a chiropractor as defined in Section 34-24-120; an individual engaged in the practice of optometry
as defined in Section 34-22-1; other licensed health care professionals as defined in Title
34; a hospital as defined in Section 22-21-20; and a health care facility, or other provider
who or that is accredited, licensed, or certified and who or that is performing within the
scope of that accreditation, license, or certification. (3) HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN. Any hospital
and medical expense incurred policy, health maintenance...
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Section 34-27B-3 License requirements; examination. (a) Except as provided in Section 34-27B-7,
no person shall hold himself or herself out to be, or function as, a respiratory therapist
in this state unless licensed in accordance with this chapter. (b) In order to obtain a respiratory
therapist license, an applicant shall demonstrate to the board that he or she is a citizen
of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present
in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government, at least
18 years of age, is a high school graduate, or has the equivalent of a high school diploma,
and meets one of the following requirements: (1) Holds credentials as a registered respiratory
therapist (RRT) or a certified respiratory therapist (CRT), as granted by the National Board
for Respiratory Care or its successor organization. (2) Holds a temporary license issued under
subsection (d) of Section 34-27B-7 and passes the examination...
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Section 22-19-161 Definitions. In this article: (1) "Adult" means an individual who
is at least 18 years of age. (2) "Agent" means an individual: (A) authorized to
make health care decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for health care;
or (B) expressly authorized to make an anatomical gift on the principal's behalf by any other
record signed by the principal. (3) "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or
part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation,
therapy, research, or education. (4) "Coroner" means an elected or appointed official
who determines, with the assistance of other forensic scientists and investigators, the cause,
manner, and circumstances surrounding death. (5) "Decedent" means a deceased individual
whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. The term includes a stillborn
infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this article, a fetus. (6) "Disinterested...
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Section 27-12A-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following
meanings: (1) COMMISSIONER. The Alabama Commissioner of Insurance or his or her designee.
(2) DEPARTMENT. The Alabama Department of Insurance. (3) INSURANCE. As defined in Section
27-1-2, and specifically including any contract, arrangement, or agreement, in which one undertakes
to do any one of the following: a. Pay or indemnify another as to loss from certain contingencies
called risks. b. Pay or grant a specified amount or determinable benefit to another in connection
with ascertainable risk contingencies. c. Pay an annuity to another. d. Act as surety. For
the purposes of this chapter, insurance also includes any health benefit plan as defined in
Section 27-53-1. (4) INSURANCE PRODUCER or PRODUCER. As defined in Section 27-7-1. (5) INSURER.
A person entering into agreements, contracts of insurance, arrangements, or reinsurance, or
a health benefit plan, or a group health plan as...
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Section 34-13-1 Definitions. (a) For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have
the following meanings: (1) ACCREDITED SCHOOL or COLLEGE OF MORTUARY SCIENCE. A school or
college approved by the Alabama Board of Funeral Service and which maintains a course of instruction
of not less than 48 calendar weeks or four academic quarters or college terms and which gives
a course of instruction in the fundamental subjects including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Mortuary management and administration. b. Legal medicine and toxicology as it pertains
to funeral directing. c. Public health, hygiene, and sanitary science. d. Mortuary science,
to include embalming technique, in all its aspects; chemistry of embalming, color harmony;
discoloration, its causes, effects, and treatment; treatment of special cases; restorative
art; funeral management; and professional ethics. e. Anatomy and physiology. f. Chemistry,
organic and inorganic. g. Pathology. h. Bacteriology. i. Sanitation...
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Section 27-21A-2 Establishment of health maintenance organizations. (a) Notwithstanding any
law of this state to the contrary, any person may apply to the commissioner for and obtain
a certificate of authority to establish and operate a health maintenance organization in compliance
with this chapter. No person shall establish or operate a health maintenance organization
in this state without obtaining a certificate of authority under this chapter. A foreign corporation
may qualify under this chapter, subject to its registration to do business in this state as
a foreign corporation under the provisions of Sections 10-2A-220, et seq. (b) Health maintenance
organizations licensed as of May 29, 1986, shall be issued a certificate of authority in accordance
with Section 27-21A-29. (c) Each application for a certificate of authority shall be verified
by an officer or authorized representative of the applicant, shall be in a form prescribed
by the commissioner, and shall set forth or be...
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