Alabama Board of Pharmacy

Prescriptive Authority of Health Professionals in Alabama

Alabama State Board of Pharmacy 6/30/2015
Prescriptive Authority Regulatory Board Non-Controlled
Rx Drugs
CS II CS III -V Refill(s); Other Information DEA Number
Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Rule 540-X-(3,4)

AL Board of Medical Examiners
1-334-242-4116
www.albme.org
Yes Yes Yes

CS II-no refills,

C III-V- No more than five (5) refills in a 6 month period. MD's have unlimited, independent prescribing authority in every state.

Apply and Obtained DEA#
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
Rule 540-X-(3,4)
AL Board of Medical Examiners
1-334-242-4116
www.albme.org
Yes Yes Yes

CS II-no refills,

C III-V- No more than five (5) refills in a 6 month period. MD's have unlimited, independent prescribing authority in every state.

Apply and Obtained DEA#
Physician Assistant (PA)
Rule 540-X-4-.01
Rule 540-X-4-12
AL Board of Medical Examiners
1-334-242-4116
www.albme.org
Yes

Yes Limited

Yes

CS III-V and IIN (non-narcotic CII)

Initiating Therapy: No more than 30 day supply with no refills allowed. Refills for Physician initiated therapy: No more than 30 days with 2 refills or 90 days total.
CS II Therapy: No more than a 30 day supply.Must be listed under the PA's LPSP profile at

www.albme.org
Supervising physician to authorize reissue
Apply and Obtained DEA#
Nurse Practitioner Nurse Midwife (CRNP/CNM)
Rule 610-X-5-.(11,22)
Alabama Board of Nursing
1-334-242-4060
www.abn.state.al.us
Yes

Yes Limited

Yes

CS III-V and IIN (non-narcotic CII)

Initiating Therapy: No more than 30 day supply with no refills allowed. Refills for Physician initiated therapy: No more than 30 days with 2 refills or 90 days total.
CS II Therapy: No more than a 30 day supply.Must be listed under the CRNP/CNM's LPSP profile at

www.albme.org
Collaborating physician to authorize reissue
Apply and Obtained DEA#
Advanced (certified) registered nurses who have CS prescriptive authority in another state will not have those privileges honored in Alabama.
Doctor of Optometry (OD)
630-X-5-.08
Alabama Board of Optometry
1-205-481-9993
www.al-optometry.org
Yes

No

Yes

CS III-V-except those containing hydrocodone.

may purchase, possess, administer, & prescribe for examination, treatment, and diseases of the eye.

Apply and Obtained DEA#
Doctor of Podiatry (PDM)
Rule 730-X-3-.01
Alabama Board of Podiatry
1-334-269-9990
www.podiatryboard.alabama.gov
Yes Yes Yes Same as MD, except limited to scope of practice
(treatment if feet, toes, heels).
Apply and Obtained DEA#
Doctor of Veterinary (DVM)
Rule 930-X-1-.11
AL Board of Veterinary Medicine
1-205-353-3544
www.asbvme.us
Yes Yes Yes Same as MD, except limited to scope of practice
(treatment of animals)
Apply and Obtained DEA#
Doctor of Dentistry (DDS,DMS)
Rule 270-X-2
AL Board of Dental Examiners
1-205-985-5173
www.dentalboard.org
Yes Yes Yes Same as MD, except limited to scope of practice
(treatment of teeth, gums, mouth).
Apply and Obtained DEA#
Doctor of Naturopathy and Homeopathy are not licensed in Alabama.

Requirements for all CS Prescriptions:

Supervising/collaborating physician’s - name, address, and phone number Mid-level practitioner’s - license number, DEA number, and QACSC/LPSP number

WWW.ALBME.ORG

If a pharmacist wants to check out a specific CRNP/CNM/PA: click on “look up a licensee”; click the purple box that says “Enter”. Put in First and last Name of Licensee. From the drop-down box, pick “QACSC” or “LPSP”.