Nurse Practitioners Now Exempt From Subpoena to Trial

The Tennessee General Assembly has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation adding nurse practitioners to the list of people who are ordinarily exempt from subpoena to trial.   Nurse practitioners are still subject to being subpoenaed to give a deposition.

Here are the other people who are exempt from subpoena to trial under T.C.A. Section 24-9-101(a):

  •  An officer of the United States;
  • An officer of Tennessee;
  • An officer of any Tennessee court or municipality;
  • The clerk of any court of record other than that in which the suit is pending;
  • A member of the Tennessee general assembly while in session, or clerk or officer thereof;
  • A practicing physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, psychologist, senior psychological examiner, chiropractor, dentist or attorney;
  • A jailer or keeper of a public prison in any county other than that in which the suit is pending; and
  •  A custodian of medical records, if such custodian files a copy of the applicable records and an affidavit with the court and follows the procedures provided for producing records as required by law.




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