The Division of Health Related Boards provides administrative support to the boards, committees, councils and one registry that are charged with the licensure and regulation of their respective health care professionals, as well as the Office of Consumer Right to Know. The mission of each board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice health care professions within this state to be qualified. The boards interpret the laws, rules and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The boards are also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and are responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations. Board members, with few exceptions, are appointed by the Governor.
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Certain managed care organizations are required to submit an annual report to the Department of Commerce and Insurance. The Consumer Right to Know Act requires this information to be made available to consumers.
Tennessee law mandates that certain health care professionals submit information to the Department regarding details of their training, specialty certification, practice and specific adverse actions. The Department is charged with seeking and collecting this information and providing it to consumers via the Department’s web site.
Health care professionals are charged with ensuring that this information is submitted and is up-to-date within thirty (30) days of any change which requires reporting. To view your current profile, please go to http://health.tn.gov/Licensure/Default.aspx and enter your license number and profession, then click on the Practitioner Profile link. To make changes to your profile, please complete this form: http://health.tn.gov/Downloads/PH-3585.pdf and fax or mail to contact information listed below. Please include the name of your professional licensure board, e.g. “ATTN: Board of Nursing".
Healthcare Provider Information Consumer Right to Know
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Fax: (615) 401-7683
Health professionals subject to the Consumer Right-to-Know Law include: alcohol and drug abuse counselors, audiologists, certified nurse practitioners, chiropractors, clinical pastoral therapists, dentists, dietitian or nutritionists, dispensing opticians, electrologists, marital and family therapists, massage therapists, medical doctors, medical laboratory personnel, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopathic physicians, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, professional counselors, psychologists, registered nurse anesthetists, respiratory care practitioners, social workers, speech pathologists and veterinarians.