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Board Name: Osteopathic Examination Board
Board ID: 100
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-4384
Board Contact: Diona E. Layden
Contact Phone: 615-741-8402
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-9-101
Duties: The Board of Osteopathic Examination was created in 1905 by an act of the State Legislature. This Board is responsible for safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans, by requiring that all that practice osteopathic medicine within this state are qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules, and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violation.
Number of Members: 6
Compensation: Each member shall receive fifty dollars ($50.00) per diem and be reimbursed for expenses when actually engaged in the discharge of official duties.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly meetings. Other meetings upon call by the majority of the board.
Hours Required: