Section 34-24-503

Effect of license.

(a) The issuance by the commission of a special purpose license to practice medicine or osteopathy across state lines subjects the licensee to the jurisdiction of the board and the commission in all matters set forth in Sections 34-24-50 to 34-24-83, inclusive, and Sections 34-24-310 to 34-24-406, inclusive, and the implementing rules and regulations of the commission and the board, including all matters related to discipline. It shall be the affirmative duty of every licensee to report to the Board of Medical Examiners in writing within 15 days of the initiation of any disciplinary action against the license to practice medicine or osteopathy of the licensee by any state or territory in which the licensee is licensed. In addition, the licensee agrees, by acceptance of such license, to produce patient medical records or materials as requested by the board or the commission or to appear before the board or the commission or any of its committees following receipt of a written notice issued by the board or commission. Such notice may be issued by the board or the commission pursuant to the authority granted under Sections 34-24-52, 34-24-56, and Sections 34-24-310 to 34-24-406, inclusive.

(b) The Medical Licensure Commission is hereby authorized to temporarily suspend a special purpose license to practice medicine or osteopathy across state lines without a hearing on either of the following grounds:

(1) The failure of the licensee to appear or produce records or materials as requested by the board or the commission; or

(2) The initiation of a disciplinary action against the licensee by any state or territorial licensing jurisdiction in which the licensee holds a license to practice medicine or osteopathy.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law including the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act to the contrary, the temporary suspension provided herein shall remain in effect until either the licensee has complied with the request of the board or commission or the disciplinary action pending against the licensee has been terminated in favor of the licensee and the temporary suspension is terminated by a written order of the Medical Licensure Commission. In addition to the foregoing, a special purpose license to practice medicine or osteopathy across state lines is subject to each of the grounds for disciplinary action as provided in Section 34-24-360, in accordance with procedures set out in Section 34-24-361, and the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-166, p. 238, §4.)