Section 28-4-156

Published: 2015

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Section 28-4-156

Section 28-4-156Physicians to file affidavit with probate judge before authorized to prescribe alcohol for medicinal purposes; form of affidavit; fee of probate judge for filing and recordation of affidavit.

(a) Before any physician shall be authorized to prescribe alcohol for medicinal purposes, he shall first file with the probate judge of the county in which he practices an affidavit in the following form: "I, _____, a regularly authorized practicing physician, do solemnly swear or affirm that I am such regularly practicing physician in _____ County; and that I will not prescribe or furnish alcohol to any one except it be in my judgment a necessity in the alleviation or cure of the disease with which the patient shall be at the time afflicted and I will strictly comply with all the legal requirements pertaining to the furnishing of said prescriptions and will give no prescription for an amount exceeding one-half pint of alcohol; and I will comply with all the laws of the State of Alabama, with respect to the giving of prescriptions of alcohol for sickness; that I will not prescribe alcohol to one who is afflicted with the habit of taking narcotics or who is a person of intemperate habits nor will I prescribe alcohol merely upon the promise or statement of the patient that the same will be used for medicinal purposes, but it shall be prescribed only upon my judgment as a physician that the same is necessary in the treatment of a disease or sickness, which I shall find upon personal examination of the patient to exist in his case."

(b) For the filing and recording of said affidavit by the probate judge in a book kept for that purpose, he may receive $.25 for each affidavit from the physician filing the same.

(Acts 1919, No. 7, p. 6; Code 1923, §4729; Code 1940, T. 29, §199.)