(a) A certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or certified nurse midwife (CNM) adversely affected by an order of the Board of Medical Examiners denying an application for a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate (QACSC) or the renewal of a QACSC may obtain judicial review thereof by filing a written petition for review with the Circuit Court of Montgomery County in accordance with Section 41-22-20.
(b) A CRNP or a CNM adversely affected by an order of the board suspending, revoking, or restricting a QACSC, whether or not such suspension, revocation, or restriction is limited; or denying reinstatement of a QACSC, may obtain judicial review thereof by filing a written petition for review with the Circuit Court of Montgomery County in accordance with Section 41-22-20.
(c) The following procedures shall take precedence over subsection (c) of Section 41-22-20 relating to the issuance of a stay of any order of the board suspending, revoking, or restricting a QACSC. The suspension, revocation, or restriction of a QACSC shall be given immediate effect and no stay or supersedeas shall be granted pending judicial review of a decision by the board to suspend, revoke, or restrict a QACSC unless a reviewing court, upon proof by the party seeking judicial review, finds in writing that the action of the board was taken without statutory authority, was arbitrary or capricious, or constituted a gross abuse of discretion.
(d) From the judgment of the circuit court, either the board or any affected party who invoked judicial review may obtain a review of any final judgment of the circuit court under Section 41-22-21. No security shall be required of the board.