(1) On and after January 1, 2008, except as provided in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 3, Sections 205, 208 and 209, no person shall practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics in Tennessee, or hold himself or herself out as being able to practice such professions, or dispense an orthosis, prosthesis, or pedorthic device, unless such person is licensed or registered in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(2) Pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-3-209(2)(B), persons seeking to provide services in Tennessee as a resident in an orthotics and/or prosthetics residency program shall register with the Board, on a form notice available through the Board, at least thirty (30) days before providing such services, and the notice shall include the following information:
(a) The full name of the resident;
(b) The date of birth of the resident;
(c) The social security number of the resident;
(d) The mailing and physical address of the resident;
(e) The home telephone or cell phone number of the resident;
(f) Any other health related licenses, certificates, or permits the resident holds in Tennessee or any another state;
(g) The name and address of the facility or facilities where the residency is to be completed;
(h) The name of the resident's direct supervisor who accepts responsibility for the services provided by the resident and written acknowledgment on signed letterhead from the supervisor accepting such responsibility;
(i) Proof of a completed orthotics and/or prosthetics education program as described in Rule 1155-04-.06;
(j) Proof of a baccalaureate degree (or proof of successfully completing the number of semester hours which is equivalent to four years of study at a four-year college or university), as described in Rule 1155-04-.06;
(k) Proof of successful completion of all examinations required by Rule 1155-04-.08; and
(l) Payment of the ten dollar ($10) Orthotic/ Prosthetic Residency Registration Fee.
(3) Orthotic and prosthetic residents already in a clinical residency when Rule 1155-04-.05(2) takes effect shall register with the Board, on a form notice available through the Board, within sixty (60) days of Rule 1155-04-.05(2) taking effect, and such notice shall include all the information listed in Rule 1155-04-.05(2).
(4) Registration under this rule shall authorize only such practice in Tennessee as is authorized by and under the supervision of the residency program, which must be accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. Termination from the residency program terminates the registration and any authority to practice in Tennessee. The director of the residency program shall immediately notify the Board in writing of any registrant's termination from the program.
(5) Registrations shall expire twenty-four (24) months from the date of issuance and may be renewed only once, for good cause and subject to Board approval. Residency registrants shall submit to the Board written confirmation of residency status once every six (6) months, containing the signature of the direct supervisor who accepts responsibility for the services provided by that resident.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-04-.05
Original rule filed July 13, 2006; effective September 26, 2006. Amendments filed July 10, 2018; effective 10/8/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-3-106, 63-3-202, 63-3-203, 63-3-205, 63-3-208, 63-3-209, and 63-3-214.

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