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Featured Legal News: The Healthy Workplace Act

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Healthy Workplace Act 
The Healthy Workplace Act addresses immunity from liability for employers who adopt a workplace abusive conduct prevention policy. This Law Guide topic includes a link to a model policy created by the state of Tennessee.

Law Guide
TMA’s Healthcare Law Guide, accessible only to members, is a repository of research developed by staff addressing a multitude of legal issues impacting the practice of medicine and patient care.  Any questions should be directed to  Member login required.   

Over-the-Counter Narcan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Narcan (4 mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter, nonprescription, use. Narcan may now be sold directly to consumers in drug stores, grocery stores, online, etc. It is the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription.

Scope Chart for Clinical Staff in a Medical Practice (formerly Scope Procedures Chart)
Developed by the Legal Department, the Scope Chart for Clinical Staff in a Medical Practice will assist a physician in determining what procedures (i.e., injection, microdermabrasion) may be delegated to the clinical staff (i.e., LPN, medical assistant) in his/her office. Click here to review this chart on our website. Please note member login is required to access.  Direct any questions to or 615-460-1645.

Legal Department
Member physicians or their staff may contact the Legal Department at or 615-460-1645 to pose questions related to the legal/regulatory side of the practice of medicine or seek guidance regarding practice management issues.

Some recent topics members have asked us to research:
a. A review of a practice’s informed consent form and provide suggestions on the appropriate content. 
b. Whether or not the non-custodial parent of a child had the ability to consent to a medical procedure for the parent’s minor child.  
c. What a practice is required to do with money it owes to a deceased patient.


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