In speaking with the legislative representative of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association (TPA), Greg Keyser, M.D., Psychiatric News learned that members of TPA members and the Tennessee Medical Association spoke at a hearing of the Senate General Welfare,
Health, and Human Resources Committee and subsequently the bill was "taken off notice." The bill could be brought back up,
but at this point, said Keyser, "we feel fairly confident with where we are with the bill, at least in this legislative session."
Bills in Tennessee carry over from one legislative year to the next, so APA continues to be vigilant about developments regarding