Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0870-01-.16 - OFFICERS, CONSULTANTS, RECORDS, DECLARATORY ORDERS, AND SCREENING PANELS

(1) The Board shall annually elect from its members the following officers:
(a) Chairperson - who shall, unless absent, preside at the Board meetings.
(b) Secretary-Treasurer - who along with the Board Administrator shall be responsible for correspondence from the Board. The secretary shall preside at all meetings at which the chairperson is absent.
(2) Minutes of the Board meetings and all records, documents, applications, and correspondence will be maintained in the Board Administrative Office.
(a) All requests, applications, notices, complaints, other communications and correspondence shall be directed to the Board Administrative Office. Any requests or inquiries requiring a Board decision or official Board action except documents relating to disciplinary actions, declaratory orders or hearing requests must be received fourteen (14) days prior to a scheduled Board meeting and will be retained in the Administrative Office and presented to the Board at the Board meeting. Such documents not timely received shall be set over to the next Board meeting.
(b) All records of the Board, except those made confidential by law, are open for inspection and examination, under the supervision of an employee of the Division at the Board Administrative Office during normal business hours.
(c) All complaints against licensees or establishments should be directed to the Division's Investigations Section and not to the Board or any of its members.
(3) The Board shall appoint a Board Consultant, who may be a Board member or a Board designated licensed massage therapist either serving voluntarily or employed pursuant to contract with the Division, and authorizes said Consultant to act with the authority of the Board to do the following on behalf of the Board:
(a) Review and make initial determinations on licensure, renewal, and reactivation of licensure applications subject to the rules governing those respective applications and subject to subsequent ratification by the Board.
(b) Serve as Consultant to the Division to review complaints and request patient records under T.C.A. § 63-1-117.
(4) Declaratory Orders - Petitions for Declaratory Order shall be resolved in accordance with the Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.
(5) The Board authorizes the member who chaired the Board for a contested case to be the agency member to make the decisions authorized pursuant to rule 1360-04-01-.18 of the Rules of the Department of State regarding petitions for reconsiderations and stays in that case.
(6) Screening Panels - The Board adopts, as if fully set out herein, rule 1200-10-01-.13, of the Rules of the Division of Health Related Boards and as it may from time to time be amended, as its rule governing the screening panel process.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0870-01-.16
Original rule filed November 13, 1996; effective January 27, 1997. Amendment filed August 10, 1999; effective October 24, 1999. Amendment filed July 31, 2000; effective October 14, 2000. Amendment filed March 24, 2006; effective June 7, 2006. Amendment filed June 16, 2006; effective August 30, 2006. Repeal and new rule filed April 9, 2012; effective July 8, 2012. The Government Operations Committee filed a stay of the rules on July 2, 2012; new effective date August 3, 2012. The Government Operations Committee filed a second stay of the rule on July 13, 2012; new effective date September 6, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-223, 4-5-224, 63-1-138, 63-18-103, 63-18-108, 63-18-109, and 63-18-111.

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