provision of case management
services to employees who have suffered a workers'
compensation injury is a privilege and no case manager or case manager
assistant may provide case management
services in workers' compensation cases
in Tennessee unless the case manager or case manager assistant has registered
with the Bureau
and paid the appropriate fee.
(a) All case managers and case manager
assistants must complete the registration form provided by the Bureau and
submit the form and pay the fee of one hundred dollars ($100) to the Bureau.
Case managers and case manager assistants who are currently registered shall be
required to pay the renewal fee of fifty dollars ($50) only when the regular
renewal date occurs. The initial registration fee shall be due and payable
commencing with existing renewal registration dates, beginning 90 days from the
effective date of these rules.
Every two (2) years thereafter, all case managers and case manager assistants
must complete a registration renewal form and submit the form and a renewal fee
of fifty dollars ($50) to the Bureau when the regular renewal date
(c) Upon receipt of the
completed form and fee, the Bureau shall review the registration and issue a
registration letter to the case manager. A registration letter for a case
manager assistant shall be sent to the supervising case manager as well as the
case manager assistant. If the registration is rejected, the Bureau shall
return the registration form and fee to the case manager.
(d) The above-referenced fees shall be in
effect for registrations received by the Bureau thirty (30) or more days from
the effective date of these rules.
(2) All case managers must undergo at least
four (4) hours of continuing education every year that is specific to the
treatment of injured workers, under the Tennessee Workers' Compensation law and
(3) All case managers
must complete the continuing education requirement before the case manager can
renew their registration with the Bureau. No registration renewal form will be
accepted by the Bureau unless the case manager has completed the continuing
education requirement and supplied the Bureau with documentation.