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Board Name: Board of Medical Examiners
Board ID: 22
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Sandra Sturgis
Contact Phone: 615-741-3111
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-6-101
Duties: The Board of Medical Examiners was created in 1901 by an act of the State Legislature. Its mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of people in the State of Tennessee. The Board awards licenses to qualified candidates who have graduated from approved medical schools and who have completed appropriate postgraduate work. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is 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 violations. The Board is also vested with the responsibility of ratifying all licenses or certificates for physicians' assistants, athletic trainers, and x-ray operators in medical doctor's offices.
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Compensation: Members shall be entitled to a per diem of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each day's service in meeting attendance and for conducting examinations for professional certificates. Reimbursement for travel expenses per state regulations.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: All regular meetings of the board shall be held upon call of the president, usually every other month for approximately twelve (12) hours of meetings per month.
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