Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-28A-42 - Powers and duties of board generally; administrative fines

Section 34-28A-42 - Powers and duties of board generally; administrative fines.

(a) The board shall administer, coordinate, and enforce the provisions of this chapter, evaluate the qualifications and supervise the examinations of applicants for licensure under this chapter and shall, at its discretion, investigate allegations of practices violating the provisions of this chapter.

(b) The board shall adopt rules and regulations relating to professional conduct commensurate with the policy of this chapter, including, but not limited to, regulations which establish ethical standards of practice, and for other purposes, and may amend or repeal the same in accordance with the administrative procedures of this state. Following their adoption, the rules and regulations shall govern and control the professional conduct of every person who holds a license to practice speech-language pathology and audiology in this state.

(c) The board shall, by appropriate rules and regulations, make provisions for the continuing professional education of persons subject to this chapter, not later than October 1, 1991.

(d) Upon the request of any person, the board shall furnish a list of persons licensed under this chapter.

(e) The board shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to provide for registration and supervision of applicants for licensure while the applicant is meeting the professional experience requirement enumerated in subdivision (4) of Section 34-28A-21.

(f) The conferral or enumeration of specific powers elsewhere in this chapter shall not be construed as a limitation of the general functions conferred by this section.

(g) The board is hereby authorized to discipline its licensees by the adoption and collection of administrative fines, not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation, and is further authorized to institute any legal proceedings necessary to effect compliance with this chapter.

(Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 90, p. 2756, §7; Acts 1989, No. 89-234, p. 298, §3; Acts 1997, No. 97-160, p. 218, §3.)

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