Emergency Licensure of Health Care Professionals
The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is expediting the temporary licensure process for licensed medical professionals from hurricane-affected states seeking to provide direct patient care in Tennessee. As a result of Hurricane Katrina, patients have been and continue to be transferred to Tennessee for temporary placement. TDH quickly granted the necessary approvals for those licensed medical professionals who traveled with them to provide assistance and manage their care.
Any medical professional who is interested in seeking permission to practice in Tennessee as a result of Hurricane Katrina or is interested in volunteering to aid hurricane victims is asked to contact Health Related Boards at (800) 778-4123 or (615) 532-3202.