shall at its first meeting after July 1 of each year elect from its members the
(a) Chairperson - who
shall preside at all meetings of the Committee.
(b) Secretary - who along with the Committee
Administrator shall be responsible for correspondence from the
Committee has the authority to select a Committee consultant who shall serve as
a consultant to the Division and who is vested with the authority to do the
(a) Review complaints and
recommend whether and what type disciplinary actions should be instituted as
the result of complaints received or investigations conducted by the
(b) Recommend whether and
upon what terms a complaint, case or disciplinary action might be settled. Any
matter proposed for settlement must be subsequently reviewed, evaluated and
ratified by the full Committee and full Board of Medical Examiners before it
any other matter authorized by a majority vote of the Committee or Board of
Responsibilities of the Committee include, but are not limited to:
(a) Adopt and revise rules and regulations as
may be necessary to carry out its powers and duties.
(b) Adopt and/or administer
(c) Examine for,
deny, withhold, reactivate, and approve the license of applicants and renew
(d) Appoint designee(s)
to assist in the performance of its duties, (i.e., examination proctors);
(e) Conduct hearings.
Records and Complaints
(a) Minutes of the Committee meetings and all
records, documents, applications and correspondence will be maintained in the
Committee's Administrative Offices.
(b) All requests, applications, notices,
other communications and correspondence shall be directed to the Committee's
Administrative Office. Any requests or inquiries requiring a Committee decision
or official Committee action except documents relating to disciplinary actions,
or hearing requests must be received fourteen (14) days prior to a scheduled
meeting and will be retained in the Administrative Office and presented to the
Committee at the Committee meeting. Such documents not timely received shall be
set over to the next Committee meeting.
(c) All records of the Committee, except
those made confidential by law, are open for inspection and examination, under
the supervision of an employee of the Division at the Committee's
Administrative Office during normal business hours.
(d) Copies of public records shall be
provided to any person upon payment of a fee.
(e) All complaints should be directed to the
Division's Investigations Section.
The Committee members or the Consultant
are individually vested with the authority to do the following acts:
(a) Review and make determination on
licensure, renewal and reactivation of licensure applications subject to the
rules governing those respective applications and subject to the subsequent
ratification by the Committee and Board.
Serve as Consultant to the Division to
decide the following:
1. Whether and what
type disciplinary actions should be instituted upon complaints received or
investigations conducted by the Division.
2. Whether and under what terms a complaint,
case or disciplinary action might be settled. Any proposed settlement must be
subsequently ratified by the Committee and Board.
(6) The Committee authorizes the
member who chaired the Committee for a contested case to be the agency member
to make the decisions authorized pursuant to rule 1360-04-01-.18 regarding
petitions for reconsiderations and stays in that case.
(7) Requests for Verification of Licensure
for Physician Assistants desiring to practice in another state must be made in
writing to the Committee's Administrative Office.
(8) Requests for duplicate or replacement
Licenses must be made in writing to the Board Administrative Office and be
accompanied by the fee provided in Rule 0880-03-.06.
(9) Declaratory Orders - The Committee
adopts, as if fully set out herein, rule 1200-10-01-.11, of the Division of
Health Related Boards and as it may from time to time be amended, as its rule
governing the declaratory order process. All declaratory order petitions
involving statutes, rules or orders within the jurisdiction of the Committee
shall be addressed by the Committee pursuant to that rule and not by the
Division. Declaratory Order Petition forms can be obtained from the Committee's
Screening Panels - The Committee adopts, as if fully set out herein, rule
1200-10-01-.13, of the Division of Health Related Boards and as it may from
time to time be amended, as its rule governing the screening panel
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed July
7, 1995; effective September 20, 1995. Amendment filed August 21, 1997;
effective November 4, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1999; effective
July 29, 1999. Amendment filed April 19, 1999; effective July 3, 1999.
Amendment filed June 23, 2006; effective September 6, 2006. Amendment filed
April 17, 2007; effective July 1, 2007.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202, 4-5-204, 4-5-223, 4-5-224,
63-1-115, 63-1-117, 63-1-138, 63-6-101, 63-19-103, 63-19-104, 63-19-105,
63-19-111, and 63-19-113.