Legislative Issues

The Medical Society and TMA advocate on behalf of Tennessee physicians to pass public policy and legislation that improves the practice of medicine, both at the state and federal level, and benefits patient care for all Tennesseans.  We are the only statewide organization representing physicians from every medical specialty. We encourage physicians to become advocates for their profession and learn the legislative process. Click here for more information about our advocacy efforts and how we work for you.

Change is practically the only constant in health care practice today, including rules and regulations, clinical methods, and expectations. With medical liability reform, TennCare, declining fees and increasing expectations regarding quality of care rendered, physicians need a reliable entity to advocate for the interests of patients and those who serve their needs. Legislative influence and advocacy are the major priorities for the Medical Society. The Medical Society, through its Committee on Legislation and Public Policy, monitors legislative and regulatory developments in Nashville and Washington. The committee is an effective voice for physicians. Your active participation in your Medical Society is more important than ever.   Voice your opinion today!   Many times, we are confronted with issues that affect our medical practice or our patients. Do you want to voice your opinion? If so, you can write your state Senator or Representative and let them know how you stand on the issue at hand.

Click here for contact information on how you can contact your legislators.