Section 20-2-252

Certificate requirements.

The Board of Medical Examiners may grant a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate (QACSC) to a certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or certified nurse midwife (CNM) who:

(1) Is practicing in accordance with this article, Title 34, Chapter 21, Article 5, and all rules and regulations pertaining to collaboration between a qualified physician and a qualified CRNP or a CNM.

(2) Submits proof of successful completion of a course or courses approved by the board which includes advanced pharmacology and prescribing trends relating to controlled substances and which is consistent with the same requirements for other mid-level providers.

(3) Provides accurate and complete documentation of 12 or more months of active, clinical practice with one or more collaborative practices agreement which is governed by Title 34, Chapter 21, Article 5 and which has received final approval from the Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama Board of Nursing. Temporary approval practice and provisional approval practice shall not be used or considered to meet the requirement of 12 or more months of active, clinical practice.

(Act 2013-223, p. 531, §1.)