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Unusual Changes for Tennessee Law in 2022

 

Every year, lawmakers in Tennessee change certain laws, or add new laws altogether, in the hopes of keeping up with evolving societal practices.  While many of these changes are welcome, some are downright strange and unnecessary. The unnecessary changes are usually the result of a successful lobbyist group that will work to their benefit should the new or amended law pass. Either way, it is always a good idea to review some of the more important changes in the laws each year. Some of the changes that will go into law in Tennessee on January 1, 2022 are as follows:

  • Teachers and educational professionals can now have a child removed from his/her classroom that is a hindrance in the learning for other students.  It requires a lengthy process but can be done by teachers in 2022.
  • Any individual obtaining a license in cosmetology, manicure or barber registration must complete a one-hour course on domestic violence prior to their certification. It will be interesting to see how this evolves as it does make sense that because most people in the beauty industry treat the same client(s) many times and it will help them to recognize if a client is the victim of domestic violence. 
  • The TN Election Integrity Act states that all absentee ballots must have a watermark, or they will be rejected.
  • Tenncare will now authorize chiropractic care
  • The Reentry Success Act of 2021 is aimed at providing treatment programs and a helping hand in assisting people released from jail in reacclimating into society. This will include housing, mandatory supervision and counseling.
  • An important change in Tennessee Law is the No Surprises Act, which addresses medical billing. And the tendency for patients to receive “surprise” or additional bills following emergency medical procedures. 
  • Finally, after January 4, 2021 Tennessee residents will be receiving a new vehicle license plate. The new license plate for the State of Tennessee can now be seen here.
  • If you have a medical malpractice claim, suffered a personal injury, were arrested in Memphis, or were merely given a speeding ticket in Shelby County we are always here to help.   

One call to The Chiozza Law Firm can usually answer all your legal questions, or at least point you in the right direction Call 901-526-9494 to discuss your potential claim and we know you will like what we have to say, or email Attorney Brian Chiozza, brian@chiozzalaw.com. You can also text us at (901) 545-9390 for immediate assistance.  Rest assured, you will be treated with the utmost attention and respect, just like a member of our family.

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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 10:10 AM
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