Newest Laws and Effective Dates

New Laws that go into effect July 1, 2018

Governor Haslam's Opioid Reform Bill is now Public Chapter 1039
Click on this infographic to view the prescriptions requirements for different days supply and the patients and prescribers that are exempt from these requirements.

Public Chapter 1015 prohibits the "gag clauses" in PBM contracts that have prevented pharmacists from discussing lower cost options with patients.

Public Chapter 615 Authorizes pharmacists to dispense emergency situations.

Public Chapter 617 establishes that a medication therapy management program is "pharmacist-provided".

Public Chapter 978 Buprenorphine Clinic Restrictions

SB 2258/HB 1832 has passed but has not been signed into law yet.  However, it is scheduled to become effective 7/1/2018 and will make Gabapentin a Schedule V Controlled Substance.

New Laws effective January 1, 2019
Public Chapter 838  Requires PBMs to obtain a license through the state if doing business in Tennessee

Public Chapter 1007 will allow for the Partial Filling of Controlled Substances.