Legal Guidance For Your Practice

icon-legal The TMA offers aggressive pursuit of physician rights in every legal and regulatory forum, as well as personal access to a multitude of legal services including the online Law Guide. Our health care lawyers advocate in court, represent medicine before state and federal regulatory boards and committees, and offer legal and compliance guidance*, hospital medical staff bylaw review, and more. Members may pose medico-legal, state regulatory or practice management questions to the TMA by phone, fax or e-mail. This is a members-only benefit and our staff can only respond to issues submitted by TMA members. The TMA Legal Department cannot provide legal advice or representation to individual members or practices.

*Due to its tax-exempt status, the TMA cannot provide legal advice or representation to individual members.

What our health care lawyers can do for you.


Law Guide Directory


TMA’s popular guide to TN health law and practice management for members. This guide is our signature resource for medico-legal information.

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HIPAA Training


This compliance course helps medical practice employees learn how to understand and navigate HIPAA laws and apply them to real-life scenarios.

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Doctor Shopping Guide


This guide helps physicians with meeting their responsibility to report drug-seeking patients under Tennessee law.

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Supervising Physician Toolkit


Our toolkit will help you stay in compliance with regulations governing your role as a supervisor of an advanced practice nurse or physician assistant.

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ERISA Physician ToolkitLegalAssistance_Sign

TMA’s new Employment Retirement Income Security Act Toolkit is full of samples for filing appeals, claims and complaints. It also gives resource descriptions to help you with what you need.

ERISA Toolkit

Peer Review Booklet


Our health care lawyers provide a comprehensive peer review booklet and model medical staff bylaws to assist physicians.

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TMA Contingency Plan


Our Physician Contingency Plan helps protect our members and their patients in the event of an unexpected inability to continue practice.

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Legal Resource Library


Get more out of your membership from our list of legal resources: valuable for any medical practice and physician in Tennessee healthcare.

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Legal Disclaimer

For all information and resources provided, the following disclaimer applies:

These materials, resources, and discussion of issues should not be construed as legal advice or representation by the TMA. It does not constitute an lawyer-client relationship between you or any TMA employee. This unwarranted material is provided only for informational purposes. Should you require legal advice or representation, you should contact your personal lawyer. Some resources such as amicus briefs and medical staff bylaws review require members to pay a discounted hourly fee to the TMA.