State Laws and Licensing

In Tennessee, PAs are licensed by the

Committee on Physician Assistants (COPA)
665 Mainstream Dr, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-3202, (800) 778-4123
https://www.tn.gov/health/article/PA-about

Applications can be downloaded at http://tn.gov/health/article/PA-applications.

The rules and regulations governing the practice of physician assistants can be found at http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules/0880/0880-03.20120419.pdf. This document covers all licensing laws such as scope of practice, licensure, and disciplinary grounds and actions.

Another important document is the rules and regulations governing the practice of medicine as that addresses the physician supervision requirements. This can be found at http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules/0880/0880-02.20150426.pdf, and the section addressing PA supervision is 0880-02-.18.