Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1370-02-.19 - COUNCIL MEETINGS, OFFICERS, CONSULTANTS, RECORDS, DECLARATORY ORDERS, AND SCREENING PANELS
(1) The Council may elect annually from its membership a chairperson and a secretary who each shall hold office for one (1) year or until the election and qualification of a successor.
(a) Chairperson - presides at all Council meetings.
(b) Secretary - who along with the Council administrator shall be responsible for correspondence from the Council.
(2) Council meetings - The Council shall meet at least once each year at a place and time determined by the Chair, and shall also meet at such other times and places as may be appropriate.
(3) The Council has the authority to select a Consultant, as approved by the Board, who shall serve as a Consultant to the Division.
(4) Records and Complaints
(a) All requests, applications, notices, other communications and correspondence shall be directed to the Council's Administrative Office. Any requests or inquiries requiring a Council decision or official Council action except documents relating to disciplinary actions or hearing requests must be received fourteen (14) days prior to a scheduled Council meeting and will be retained in the Administrative Office and presented to the Council at the Council meeting. Such documentation not timely received shall be set over to the next Council meeting.
(b) All records of the Council, except those made confidential by law, are open for inspection and examination, under the supervision of an employee of the Division at the Council's Administrative Office.
(c) Copies of public records shall be provided to any person upon payment of the cost of copying.
(d) Complaints made against a licensed practitioner become public information only upon the filing of a notice of charges by the Department of Health.
(e) All complaints should be directed to the Investigations Section of Health Related Boards.
(5) Screening Panels - The Council adopts, as if fully set out herein, rule 1200-10-1-.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 process.
(6) Declaratory Orders - The Board adopts, as if fully set out herein, rule 1200-10-1-.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 Board shall be addressed by the Board pursuant to that rule and not by the Division. Declaratory Order Petition forms can be obtained from the Board's administrative office.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-138, 63-17-105, 63-15-203, 63-17-219 and 63-17-220.
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