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Tennessee State Resources:

 

1. State Insurance Commissioner Complaint:

Consumers are encouraged to file complaints with Consumer Affairs when they feel they have been the victim on an unfair or deceptive business practice.

http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/complaint.shtml

2. State Medical Board Complaint:

The state of Tennessee is graced with some of the finest health care professionals, educational institutions, postgraduate programs and treatment facilities in the United States. The majority of health practitioners in Tennessee are competent and caring individuals and most persons are satisfied with the level of care they receive.

http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/complaints.htm

3. State Minority Office:

To promote health policies, programs, and services designed to improve health and quality of life by preventing and controlling the disproportionate burden of disease, injury, and disability among racial and ethnic minority populations.

http://health.state.tn.us/dmhde/minorityhealth.shtml

4. State Nursing Board Complaint:

The Department of Health has the authority for various licensing boards whose responsibilities are to protect the public interest. This is accomplished through enforcement of the particular Practice Act of each board, which examines, licenses, and oversees the practice of the licensees.

http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/Nursing/complaints.htm

5. State Midwives Organization:

The Tennessee Midwives’ Association (TMA) is an organization of direct-entry midwives, certified nurse midwives, childbirth educators, doulas, and aspiring midwives.

http://www.tnmidwives.org/

6. State Friends of Midwifery:

Unable to locate.

7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:

The Division of Maternal and Child Health collaborates with other state government departments, private health care providers and communities throughout Tennessee to assure that every child has a healthy start, a medical home, and the support to become a healthy adult.

http://health.state.tn.us/MCH/index.html

8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:

Unable to locate.

9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:

http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/tenncare/PCIR.shtml

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