New Executive Order Further Relaxes Licensing and Practice Requirements in Tennessee
Updated April 9, 2020
On March 26, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 20 amending previous Executive Order No. 15, which significantly modified various licensing and other entry barriers to providing care amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Highlights of the new order include:
- Additional waivers of licensing requirements under licensed providers and facilities
- Suspension of onsite survey and inspection requirements for licensed providers (including laboratories, pharmacies, and pain management clinics)
- Expansion of telemedicine rights for individual providers
Read Executive Order No. 20.
Update: April 9, 2020
Executive Order No. 15 was further amended to allow certain qualified professionals to provide behavioral and mental health treatment services via telemedicine and under supervision of licensed professionals.
Read Executive Order No. 24.
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