Practice Issues

Under Tennessee law, PAs practice under a protocol developed in consultation with their supervising physician. According to section 0880-03-.10 (1) of the Rules of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners’ Committee on Physician Assistants:

"The range of services which may be provided by a physician assistant shall be set forth in a written protocol, jointly developed and signed by the physician assistant and the supervising physician and maintained at the physician assistant's practice location."

TAPA has created a Protocol Template to assist PAs and their supervising physicians in developing these jointly developed protocols. To create a protocol, or to log in to access a protocol that has already been created, click the link below.

TAPA Physician Assistant Protocol