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
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.
Information - As this term is used in T.C.A. §
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
E.C.F.M.G. - The Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates or its
(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. §
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
Physician Assistant - A person who is licensed to practice as a physician
assistant in Tennessee pursuant to T.C.A. §
(14) Protocols - Written guidelines for
medical management developed jointly by the supervising physician and the
Supervising Physician - A licensed and actively practicing physician who has
been identified as accepting responsibility for supervising a physician
(16) U.S.M.L.E. - The
United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
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
Authority: T.C.A. §§
and Chapter 33, Public Acts of 1999.