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.

Spring Fling – Nashville, Tenn.