Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-10-.03 - NECESSITY OF LICENSURE

(1) Prior to the engagement of the practice as an orthopedic physician assistant in Tennessee, a person must hold a current Tennessee license unless exempted from licensure pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-19-208.
(2) It is unlawful for any person who is not licensed in the manner prescribed in T.C.A. § 63-19-201 et seq. to represent himself as a licensed orthopedic physician assistant or to hold himself out to the public as being licensed by means of using a title on signs, mailboxes, address plates, stationery, announcements, telephone listings, calling cards, or other instruments of professional identification.
(3) Use of Titles - Any person who holds a valid license or temporary license from the Committee shall have the right to use the title "orthopedic physician assistant" or the abbreviations "OPA-C" or "OPA" and to practice as an orthopedic physician assistant, as defined in T.C.A. § 63-19-102. Any person licensed by the Committee to whom this rule applies must use one of the titles authorized by this rule in every "advertisement" [as that term is defined in rule 0880-10-.20(2) (a) ] he or she publishes or the failure to do so will constitute an omission of a material fact which makes the advertisement misleading and deceptive and subjects the orthopedic physician assistant to disciplinary action pursuant to Rule 0880-10-.15(1) (a), (1) (c), (1) (h), (1) (p), and (1) (v).
(4) The profession of orthopedic physician assistant is one of the healing arts and as such the practice of which is restricted to those persons licensed by the Committee. Persons engaging in the practice as an orthopedic physician assistant without being licensed are in violation of T.C.A. §§ 63-19-202 and 63-19-206.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-10-.03
Original Rule filed July 10, 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Amendment filed June 10, 1998; effective October 28, 1998. Amendment filed August 5, 2010; effective November 3, 2010.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-145, 63-1-146, 63-1-116, 63-6-101, 63-19-104, 63-19-201, 63-19-202, 63-19-206, 63-19-208, and 63-19-210.

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