Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-02-.01 - DEFINITIONS

As used in this Chapter of Rules the following terms and acronyms shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:

(1) Board - The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners.
(2) Board's Administrative Office - The office of the administrator assigned to the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners and housed within the Division.
(3) Board Designee - Any person who has received written delegation of authority from the Board to perform Board functions subject to review and ratification by the full Board where provided by these rules.
(4) Derogatory Information - As this term is used in T.C.A. § 63-6-210, shall mean wherever it appears in these rules any communication or information received during the licensure, renewal or reinstatement process which indicates either legal, ethical, competency, mental or physical problems which reflect in any manner not inconsistent with the Americans With Disabilities Act on the individuals fitness or competency to safely practice or continuing to safely practice medicine in Tennessee without restriction. Such communications or information include but are not limited to, conviction of a crime, malpractice lawsuits, loss or restriction of hospital privileges, licensure discipline in another state or country, previous licensure action either formal or informal in this state, ongoing investigation or prosecution of a disciplinary action in this or any other state or country and any physical/medical condition which is not otherwise ameliorated by compliance with physician orders, treatment program requirements or voluntary restrictions of the individual in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
(5) Division - The Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Related Boards, from which the Board receives administrative support.
(6) E.C.F.M.G. - The Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates or its successor organization.
(7) FCVS - The Federation Credentials Verification Service which is a service offered by the Federation of State Medical Boards that provides primary source identification and verification of physician core credentials as required in licensure applications by the states.
(8) FLEX - The Federation Licensing Examination I -II.
(9) Formulary - A list of legend and non-legend drugs arranged by therapeutic categories, included in the protocols, that are approved to be prescribed and/or issued by a physician assistant, which may include controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, IV and V of the Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
(10) Licensee - Any person who has been lawfully issued a license to practice medicine in Tennessee by the Board.
(11) Medical Spa - any entity, however named or organized, which offers or performs cosmetic medical services as defined in T.C.A. § 63-1-153, provided that a medical spa shall not include an individual physician's office or practice owned by a physician unless that physician's office or practice either (1) advertises or holds itself out as a medical spa or (2) primarily engages in the performance of elective cosmetic medical services such that more than 50% of the patients seen by the office or practice during the preceding twelve months receive an elective cosmetic medical service.
(12) N.B.M.E. - The National Board of Medical Examiners examination.
(13) Physician Assistant - A person who is licensed to practice as a physician assistant in Tennessee pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-19-105
(14) Protocols - Written guidelines for medical management developed jointly by the supervising physician and the physician assistant.
(15) Supervising Physician - A licensed and actively practicing physician who has been identified as accepting responsibility for supervising a physician assistant.
(16) U.S.M.L.E. - The United States Medical Licensing Examination.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-02-.01
Original rule filed October 13, 1983; effective November 14, 1983. Subsequently repealed and replaced twice, the last replacement was effective April 12, 1991. Amendment filed April 14, 1994; effective June 28, 1994. Amendment filed February 23, 1995; effective May 9, 1995. Amendment filed September 22, 1997; effective December 6, 1997. Amendment filed February 3, 1998; effective April 19, 1998. Amendment filed April 10, 2000; effective June 24, 2000. Amendment filed September 5, 2002; effective November 19, 2002. Amendment filed September 3, 2014; effective December 2, 2014. Amendments filed July 31, 2018; effective 10/29/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-153, 63-6-101, 63-6-105, 63-6-207, 63-19-104, and Chapter 33, Public Acts of 1999.

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