Section 20-2-66

Disciplinary action - Judicial review.

(a) An assistant to physician adversely affected by an order of the board denying an application for a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate or the renewal of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate 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) An assistant to physician adversely affected by an order of the board suspending, revoking, or restricting a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate, whether or not such suspension, revocation, or restriction is limited; assessing an administrative fine; or denying reinstatement of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate, 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 Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate. The suspension, revocation, or restriction of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate 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 Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate 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 the 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.

(Act 2009-489, p. 891, §1.)