Legislature in Tennessee recognizes complex rehab

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee General Assembly has passed a bill that recognizes complex rehab as a separate benefit category. The state’s House of Representatives passed H.B. 0647 94-0 on March 7, then the Senate substituted that bill with S.B. 0632 and passed it 30-0 on March 11. The bill requires the commissioner, under the Long-Term Care Community Choices Act, to recognize complex rehabilitation technology as a separate benefit category for the purposes of any proposed budget or other public documents; and defines complex rehabilitation technology as including Group 3, 4 and 5 power wheelchairs and certain manual wheelchairs. The bill now heads to Gov. Bill Lee for his signature. Tennessee joins six other states in recognizing complex rehab as a separate benefit.