Tennessee

Tennessee was the 17th state to pass DPC legislation. DPC practices were already in operation in Tennessee, and now the state is a better environment for DPC physicians.  The folks at the Beacon Center of Tennessee prepared a helpful overview of DPC for members of the state legislature that led to the passage of HB 2323 (see this link for legislative history).  The law (found in Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 63-1-501 through 63-1-504) has an excellent definition of DPC and is one of the best examples of state legislation.  Be sure to review the Tennessee Insurance Code (from Justia) when planning your DPC practice.