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Law Number

Tenn. Code Ann. 58-2-812

Summary Title

Workers’ Compensation: Volunteer Health Practitioner


A volunteer health practitioner providing services in Tennessee or traveling to or from Tennessee to provide services is entitled to workers’ compensation to the same extent as state employees.

Full Title

Workers' compensation benefits

Full Text

Notwithstanding § 8-42-101(3)(B) concerning workers' compensation coverage of certain state employees, a volunteer health practitioner who is providing health services in this state pursuant to this part, or who is traveling to or from this state to provide such services, and who is not covered by workers' compensation insurance, shall be considered an employee of this state for purposes of any medical workers' compensation benefits concerning any injury incurred in traveling or providing the services. Benefits for volunteer health practitioners are limited to those medical benefits provided to state employees under the laws of this state.