Administrative Law Section

This section provides members with opportunities to exchange information with other practitioners regarding administrative law. The section produces annual CLE programming and news to the members.

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Tennessee Bar Association
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Rural Tennessee Hospital Faces Potential Closure

The only hospital in Jamestown and Fentress County, Regional Medical Center, is struggling to remain open despite being purchased last year by Florida-based lab company, Rennova Health, Modern Healthcare reports. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) learned of various problems faced by the hospital when the state investigated staff complaints over not getting paid as well as the electricity being turned off. A CMS inspection in February found the hospital owed over $3 million to 165 vendors, and 11 had stopped providing services, including the food services vendor and anesthesia provider. CMS threatened revoking Medicare billing privileges unless the hospital fixed the deficiencies. Fentress County’s ambulance services are still being diverted to hospitals in other cities, around 40 minutes to an hour away. Rennova also owns two other hospitals in Tennessee, including purchasing the newly renamed Big South Fork Medical Center out of bankruptcy in 2017 and Jellico Community Hospital in March.

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Casada to Resign as House Speaker

House Speaker Glen Casada recently announced he will resign his leadership position in the coming weeks, the Tennessean reports. The decision comes on the heels of a meeting of Republican leaders, which resulted in a vote of no confidence in Casada's leadership. "When I return to town on June 3rd, I will meet with caucus leadership to determine the best date for me to resign as speaker so that I can facilitate a smooth transition," Casada said in a statement. Casada has served as House Speaker for four months.
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