(1) To provide personal support services, an
agency needs a license from either the Department of Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Services or the Department of Intellectual and Developmental
(2) An agency
licensed by either Department may provide personal support services to
individuals with physical or other disabilities.
An agency seeking an initial license as a
personal support service agency must submit a written attestation at the time
of application acknowledging the categorization of the majority of its client
population base, as described in (a) and (b) below. The written attestation
shall be on a form developed by the department to whom application for a
license is made.
(a) An agency with 50% or
more of its client base being aged and/or having a diagnosis of mental illness
and/or substance abuse should obtain a license from the Department of Mental
Health and Substance Abuse Services.
(b) An agency with 50% or more of its client
base having a diagnosis of developmental disability or intellectual disability
should obtain a license from the Department of Intellectual and Developmental
July 1, 2016, any agency seeking renewal of a personal support services license
need only make application with the department that licenses 50% or more of its
client base, as described in sections (3)(a) and (b) above. The renewing agency
shall submit with the renewal application a written attestation acknowledging
the categorization of the majority of its client population base.
No license shall be issued until the
appropriate fee or fees are submitted by the agency seeking an initial or
renewal license, as set forth in Rule
. All fees
submitted are non-refundable.
The agency should submit to the licensing department a list of the counties in
which they provide services and the address at which the agency maintains its
employee and service recipient records.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
filed July 21, 2004; effective November 26, 2004. Repeal and new rule filed
November 20, 2009; effective February 18, 2010. Repeal and new rules filed
March 4, 2016; effective 6/2/2016.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301,
33-2-302, 33-2-404, and 33-2-407.