Public Chapter 345

HOUSE BILL NO. 1218

By Representative McDaniel

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 183

By Senator Fowler

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 23, Title 62, Title 63 and Title 67, relative to the practice of professions for charitable purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. The Supreme Court is encouraged to study the feasibility of creating an inactive license category which allows attorneys to perform pro bono service only for those persons receiving service from organizations which have received a determination of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such inactive license category shall not authorize any other practice of law.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 5, Part 1, is amended by adding the following new section:

Section ___. The Board of Dentistry shall establish by rule an inactive license category which allows dentists to perform services without compensation only for those persons receiving services from organizations which have received a determination of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such inactive license category shall not authorize any other practice of dentistry.

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 6, Part 2, is amended by adding the following new section:

Section ___. The Board of Medical Examiners shall establish by rule an inactive license category which allows physicians to perform services without compensation only for those persons receiving services from organizations which have received a determination of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such inactive license category shall not authorize any other practice of medicine.

SECTION 4. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 8, Part 1, is amended by adding the following new section:

Section ___. The Board of Optometry shall establish by rule an inactive license category which allows optometrists to perform services without compensation only for those persons receiving services from organizations which have received a determination of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such inactive license category shall not authorize any other practice of optometry.

SECTION 5. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 17, Part 1, is amended by adding the following new section:

Section ___. The Board of Communications Disorders and Sciences shall establish by rule an inactive license category which allows audiologists and speech language pathologists to perform services without compensation only for those persons receiving services from organizations which have received a determination of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Such inactive license category shall not authorize any other practice of audiology or speech language pathology.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.