We, the members of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, are committed to the provision of the highest-quality evidence-based
psychiatric care possible and to the continuation of lifelong learning and advancement in the scientific practice of psychiatry.
To this end, we support rational and reasonable efforts to assist and promote our members' maintenance of clinical competence.
However, just as our medical practice must be founded upon sound, evidence-based principles, so too interventions to assist
our members in the maintenance of clinical competency must be designed upon sound, evidence-based, facts. Therefore, we, the
members of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, oppose the current plans of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
(ABPN) to change the recertification process.