Section 20-2-255

Hearings; restriction, suspension, revocation of certificate.

(a) Any hearing regarding the issuance, restriction, limitation, suspension, or revocation of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate (QACSC) held by a certified registered nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife for any violations of this article shall be before the Board of Medical Examiners.

(b) The board shall have the authority to restrict, suspend, or revoke a QACSC, whenever a CRNP or a CNM is found guilty on the basis of substantial evidence of any of the acts or offenses enumerated in Section 20-2-254. The board shall also have the authority to reinstate or to deny reinstatement of a QACSC.

(c) The board may limit revocation or suspension of a QACSC to the particular controlled substance with respect to which grounds for revocation or suspension exist.

(d) The board shall promptly notify the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice and the Alabama Board of Nursing of all orders suspending or revoking a QACSC of a CRNP or a CNM.

(e) Any hearing conducted before the board in accordance with this section shall be considered a contested case under the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, and shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of this article.

(Act 2013-223, p. 531, §1.)