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Brent Culberson Named Assistant Commissioner of Health Licensure & Regulation

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 01:17pm
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NASHVILLE – Brent Culberson has been appointed assistant commissioner of Health Licensure and Regulation for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, Culberson oversees a staff of approximately 350 employees in Health Professional Boards, Health Care Facilities, the Office of Investigations and Emergency Medical Services.

"Brent will be a great asset to the Department of Health, and I am pleased the state will once again benefit from his service and leadership,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “He has the experience and knowledge needed to meet the demands and complexity of this important position in protecting the health of Tennesseans.”

As assistant commissioner for Health Licensure and Regulation, Culberson leads the division responsible for licensing and certifying health care professionals in the state of Tennessee. This division investigates complaints against health care professionals and works closely with the TDH Office of General Counsel to present cases before the various boards. The Office of Health Care Facilities licenses and regulates health care facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal standards of care and conditions of participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs through facility surveys and incident investigations. The Office of Emergency Medical Services provides quality assurance and oversight for pre-hospital emergency medical care and medical transportation systems in the state.

“I am grateful to Dr. Piercey for this opportunity to work with the Department of Health,” said Culberson. “I look forward to working with our team in Health Licensure and Regulation as we seek to offer exceptional customer service and walk out our mission to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of the people of Tennessee.”

Prior to joining the Department of Health, Culberson served as director of the Office of Neighborhood, Community and Government Relations in the Office of Advancement at Lipscomb University in Nashville. In this role he developed and managed a strategic plan to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders of Lipscomb in the community, business community and throughout government. Culberson has prior state government service, having served as a member of the Secretary of State’s senior management team as director of the Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming. Culberson also serves as an adjunct faculty member and instructor at Lipscomb University for courses on topics including international and public policy conflict management and American law.

Culberson holds a Master of Arts in conflict management and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lipscomb University. He is a native of Nashville who resides with his family in Brentwood. 

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