Legislative Issues & Updates

The TMA advocacy team works with state lawmakers and other organizations to achieve legislative priorities as defined by the Legislative Committee, Board of Trustees and House of Delegates.

The 110th General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 25, 2018. TMA helped pass, defeat or amend dozens of bills affecting doctors and patients, including maintenance of certification, episodes of care, balance billing, opioids, prohibition on indoor tanning for minors and more.

he next General Assembly will have at least 28 new members when it convenes in 2019. TMA needs your donations to IMPACT as we work to fill open seats with candidates who support good healthcare policies in Tennessee. 


Join us in Nashville each spring to meet with state lawmakers to advocate for your practice, your profession and your patients.

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Legislative Video Briefs

Doctor of Medical Science: 
Yarnell Beatty, senior vice president and general counsel, sets the record straight on TMA's position and involvement in DMS legislation during the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. 

*Stay tuned for future legislative video briefs. 

Legislative Report Cards

View summaries of TMA's work on Capitol Hill during previous legislative sessions.