2018 Legislative Bills of Interest
Governor’s TN Together Legislation – Proposes changes to the requirements for prescribing, dispensing and reporting of opioids.
“Medical Cannabis Act” – Establishes medical cannabis commission for regulation of cannabis-related health care.
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.
Proposes changes referenced to the professional relationship between physicians and physician assistants from “supervisory” to “collaborative”.
Prohibits persons under age 18 from using tanning devices in tanning facilities in Tennessee.
Clarifies that physicians can accept barter of goods or service as payment for healthcare services.