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Board Name: Physician Assistants Committee
Board ID: 105
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-4384
Board Contact: Diona Layden
Contact Phone: 615-741-8402
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-19-103
Duties: The committee on Physicians Assistants was created in 1985 by the State Legislature. It is responsible for safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring all that practice as physician assistants are qualified. The Committee, working with the Board of Medical Examiners, interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Committee is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Committee, along with the Board, determines the appropriate standard of care, investigates alleged violations of law and rules, and disciplines licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Number of Members: 7
Compensation: Members shall receive a per diem of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and shall be reimbursed for actual expenses.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: Meetings upon call of the chairperson or by petition of three (3) board members to the chairperson within reasonable notice.
Hours Required: