Tennessee Bill to Require Nurse, Physician Assistant Supervision for Interventional Pain Management

A Tennessee Senate bill that requires physician supervision for nurses and physician assistants administering interventional pain management has passed the General Welfare, Health and Human Resource Committee, according to a news release by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

The bill would prohibit advance practice nurses and physician assistants from performing invasive procedures involving any portion of the spine, spinal cord, sympathetic nerves or block of major peripheral nerves without the supervision of a licensed physician in anesthesiology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery or physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Tennessee State Senate Bill 1935 was sponsored by Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and must now go to the senate floor for full senate approval.

Read the ASIPP release on the Tennessee bill to require nurse and physician assistant supervision for interventional pain management.

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