Pain Management Clinic

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.


Applying for initial licensure from your professional licensing board has become a bit easier. For the past year, the Department of Health has been working on an online application process that will allow all health care professionals to apply online for an initial license and complete (and update as necessary) a practitioner profile mandatory for certain professions. The process is user friendly and convenient and even allows you to pay for your initial application utilizing a credit card, debit card or e-check. You will also be able to upload many of the documents required to complete your initial application! Please go to the initial application link below to begin the online process.

If you have questions, send an e-mail to

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