Legislative Activities

The 112 Session of the TN General Assembly began January 12, 2021.

This legislative session has been busy for TNAAP and, of course, complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. TNAAP is monitoring hundreds of pieces of legislation and is active in discussions with legislators on numerous matters important to child health and pediatricians.  These include opposing the concept of full practice authority for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, lobbying against anti-vaccination legislation, weighing in on youth sports and much more.

Join us for our Day on the Hill, March 23, 2021 and the associated planning session on March 11, 2021.

Register Here!

New Advocacy Education Series

TNAAP will be hosting four virtual advocacy sessions over the next nine months. We are excited to be
partnering with our lobbying firm, Schmidt Government Solutions, and the family advocacy organization, The Tennessee Justice Center, to address important topics of interest.

The four Tennessee residency programs will be participating and other members are invited to join! Sessions last one hour and are scheduled at multiple times to accommodate both central and eastern time zones. See the session offerings below and sign up for the topics individually. Links to join will be sent closer to the event date to everyone registered.

Click Here to Register!  - Membership will be verified before links are sent.

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Missed a Session? View Recordings Here

 

AAP Legislative Conference Sponsorship

TNAAP Is sponosring Tennessee Residents and Early Career Physicians (defined as first 10 years of practice) to attend the virtual AAP Advocacy Conference April 11-13, 2021.

Click here for more information and to apply!


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

March 23, 2021 9-12

We invite members to join us for a virtual day of advocacy in 2021.

The day includes a general overview of the legislative process, a discussion of current proposed legislation, individual and group meetings with legislators and leadership.

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.

Click here to register!

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