Legislative Activities

The 110th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee is very busy for TNAAP! We are monitoring over 250 bills related to pediatrics and child safety.  We had a record turnout at our 2017 Day on the Hill March 14, 2017 with nearly 50 pediatricians in attendance!. Some of the key efforts we are focused on include:

OPPOSE Patients for Fair Compensation Act: As it is currently being proposed, this bill would eliminate the current medical malpractice system and replace it with a state-run administrative patient compensation system. TNAAP representative are opposing this bill and have worked hard to ensure it didn't pass.

SUPPORT Payer Accountability/Provider Stability (Insurance Payer Reform): TNAAP was active in supporting the Provider Stability Act, which would limit payers’ ability to make policy changes during an existing contract term.

SUPPORT Payment Reform Initiative Technical Advisory Groups: This bill will help ensure the technical advisory groups continue in a fashion that is helpful to pediatricians.

SUPPORT Local Option for Healthier Communities in TN:  Provides communities the opportunity to pass smoke-free laws that are stronger than current state law.

Get Involved

Contact Ruth.Allen@tnaap.org to find out how you can become a part of the TNAAP advocacy team.

TNAAP Day on the Hill

We had record turnout for our 2017 Day on the Hill! Make plans to join us next year.  

The day includes a brief tour of the capitol, a general overview of the legislative process, a discussion of current proposed legislation, individual and group meetings with legislators and leadership, as well as attendance at various committee meetings.

This is your chance to get involved and speak out on behalf of children and pediatricians. Whether you are new to the process or a "seasoned veteran", your participation helps us make a solid impact with Tennessee legislators.

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Tennessee Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics