Board Certification may be listed in ads; does require that physicians avoid false or misleading claims of board certification. Must be clear to state the certifying board’s name.
Pain Management Act
Title 34, Chapter 24, Article 11
The Alabama Pain Management Act was enacted to empower the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners with broad authority to regulate physicians who provide pain management services in the state. Among the provisions, the Act requires physicians providing pain management services to register with the BME and access the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The Act also requires that pain management services be provided in a “practice location” that meets the Act’s standards relating to ownership and operation. Every practice location must certify that it is under the direction of a medical director who meets the Act’s training requirements, which include specialty certification in pain medicine by the ABMS, AOA, ABPM, and Board certification by the ABIPP.