(1) The Department
is not responsible for exceptions to or interpretations of these rules and
regulations which have occurred without the written approval of the Immigration
and Naturalization Service or its designee.
(2) The Department is not responsible for any
practice arrangements or contractual obligations entered into by primary care
physicians or physician specialists prior to approval of a J-1 visa waiver
request. However, all such arrangements and all related contracts must be
provided to the Department to ensure compliance with the requirements of these
(3) The Department assumes
no responsibility for future actions taken by the Immigration and
Naturalization Service or any potential investigation that may be conducted by
the Office of Inspector General. It is the responsibility of all primary care
physicians, physician specialists who have been granted a J-1 visa waiver and
the employers to meet any reporting requirements of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service or the Department.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed May
30, 1997; effective September 28, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed April 28,
2000; effective July 12, 2000. Repeal and new rule filed December 12, 2003;
effective February 25, 2004.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
68-1-103, and Public Acts of 2003;