Section 20-2-65

Disciplinary action - Hearing; restriction, suspension, or revocation of certificate.

(a) Any hearing for disciplinary action against an assistant to physician holding a valid Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate for violations of this article shall be before the board.

(b) The board shall have the authority to restrict, suspend, or revoke a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate, or to assess an administrative fine against a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate whenever an assistant to physician shall be found guilty on the basis of substantial evidence of any of the acts or offenses enumerated in Section 20-2-64. The board shall also have the authority to reinstate or to deny reinstatement of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate.

(c) The board may limit revocation or suspension of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate 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 of all orders suspending or revoking a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate.

(e) Any hearing conducted before the board shall be considered a contested case under the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, Section 41-22-1, and shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of that act.

(Act 2009-489, p. 891, §1.)