(a) Physicians registered under this article shall make all records, notes, and files of the registrant open to inspection. In carrying out the intent of this article, the board shall have all of the power and authority that it currently possesses in its current capacity under Sections 34-24-363 to 34-24-365, inclusive. However, all of that authority and power therein may be applied to this article for purposes of this pain management registration.
(b) If the board finds that danger to the public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency suspension of a registration and states in writing its reason for that finding, it may proceed without hearing or upon any abbreviated hearing that it finds practicable to suspend the registration under this article. The suspension shall become effective immediately, unless otherwise stated therein. The suspension may be effective for a period of not longer than 120 days and shall not be renewable. The board shall not suspend the same registration for the same or a substantially similar emergency within one calendar year from its first suspension unless the board clearly establishes that it could not reasonably be foreseen during the initial 120-day period that such emergency would continue or would likely reoccur during the next nine months. When such summary suspension is ordered, a formal suspension or revocation proceeding under Section 34-24-361 or Section 20-2-53, shall also be promptly instituted and acted upon.
Last modified: May 3, 2021