Legislative Issues

2018 Legislative Bills of Interest

SB1926/HB2122

“New Healthcare Practitioner Act” – Physician Assistant Doctor of Medical Science

SB2257/HB1831

Governor’s TN Together Legislation – Proposes changes to the requirements for prescribing, dispensing and reporting of opioids.

SB1710/HB1749

“Medical Cannabis Act” – Establishes medical cannabis commission for regulation of cannabis-related health care.

SB1824/HB1927

Prohibits a healthcare facility, health insurance entity or a mental healthcare facility from discriminating against a physician on the basis of not participating in maintenance of licensure or maintenance of certification.

SB1515/HB2239

Proposes changes referenced to the professional relationship between physicians and physician assistants from “supervisory” to “collaborative”.

SB2646/HB2326

“Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act of 2018”

SB1495/HB1489

Prohibits persons under age 18 from using tanning devices in tanning facilities in Tennessee.

SB2363/HB1728

Clarifies that physicians can accept barter of goods or service as payment for healthcare services.