Effective January 1, 2012, all pain management clinics in Tennessee must be registered with the State.
Tennessee state law defines a pain management clinic as a privately-owned facility in which a medical doctor, an osteopathic physician, an advanced practice nurse or a physician assistant provides pain management services to patients, a majority of whom are issued a prescription for, or are dispensed, opioids, benzodiazepine, barbiturates, or carisoprodol, but not including suboxone, for more than 90 days within
a 12-month period.
If you are a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, advanced practice nurse or a physician assistant, and your practice meets this definition, you must apply to register your pain management clinic.
- New - Pain Clinic Guidelines
- Updated - Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines 2016
- Public Notice - Pain Management Clinic Board Public Hearing in January
- Public Notice - Pain Management Clinic Board Public Hearing in February
- Public Notice - Pain Management Clinic Board Public Hearing in March
- Pain Clinic Task Force Meeting
- Pain Clinic Affidavit to Decertify as a Pain Clinic
- Educational Outreach: TN Chronic Pain Guidelines and Substance Abuse Efforts Symposia
- Public Chapter 1033
- Public Chapter 1002
- Public Chapter 829
- Public Chapter 475
- Read Public Chapter No. 340
- View Rules of Department of Health Division of Pain Management Clinics
- Pain Clinic Regulation FAQ's
- Pain Management Clinics Approved for Certification
- Obtain Application Instructions for Registration of a Pain Management Clinic (PH-4151)
If you have questions, send an e-mail to painmanagement.health@TN.gov.