A supervising physician, certified nurse practitioner or a substitute supervising physician must possess a current, unencumbered license to practice in the state of Tennessee.
A supervising physician and/or substitute supervising physician shall have experience and/or expertise in the same area of medicine as the certified nurse practitioner.
Supervision does not require the continuous and constant presence of the supervising physician
The supervising physician must be available for consultation at all times or shall make arrangements for a substitute physician to be available.
Protocols are mandated by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners and are defined as written guidelines for medical management. (Chapter 0880-6-.02, Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners Rules and Regulations)
A supervising physician shall personally review at least twenty percent (20%) of charts monitored or written by the certified nurse practitioner every thirty (30) days.
Once every ten (10) business days the supervising physician shall make a personal review of the historical, physical and therapeutic data and shall so certify by signature on any patient within thirty (30) days:
The supervising physician actively participates in the initial and continued competency validation process including but not limited to: