Legislative Updates

2018 Legislative Update

The 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 25, 2018. Several bills of interest to PAs and healthcare providers were passed during this legislative session, including:

  • Changes to the PA Practice Act
  • Establishing a work group to study PAs prescribing buprenorphine products to treat opioid disorders
  • Severe restrictions on prescribing and dispensing opioid prescriptions
  • New requirements when prescribing opioids to women of childbearing age
  • New requirements for checking the Controlled Substance Database and adding ICD-10 codes to certain prescriptions
  • Changes to TennCare's Payment Reform Initiative
  • Changes to Maintenance of Certification requirements for physicians

To view a complete list and description of all the bills passed this year that are of interest to PAs, click here.