Welcome to Protocols: The TAPA PA Protocol Preparation System

TAPA is pleased to offer the PA Protocol Tool. Designed to assist members in complying with state rules and regulations, this tool was researched and created by experienced PAs who have served on Tennessee’s regulatory body for PA practice.

According to section 0880-03-.10 (1) of the Rules of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners’ Committee on Physician Assistants,

"The range of services which may be provided by a physician assistant shall be set forth in a written protocol, jointly developed and signed by the physician assistant and the supervising physician and maintained at the physician assistant's practice location."
PAs practicing without a written protocol could be found in violation of this rule.

PAs across the state are encouraged to use this template to update their existing protocols. Those newly entering the PA profession will find this tool extremely helpful in setting up their practices.

If you have already created your Protocol Account and are returning to continue editing the account, please login using the blue box at right to access your Protocol Account.

New to Protocols?

To start creating your PA Protocols, you will need to register as an Individual PA or as a Practice Group. Your registration will determine the initial capabilities and costs for your Protocols Account. Start by determining which type of account fits your needs the best, then select the appropriate type in the green box at right.

Individual PA Account

The Individual PA account will allow you to create a single Protocol, priced according to your TAPA membership status. Currently, the Individual PA pricing includes:

Individual TAPA Member PA$100.00
Individual Nonmember PA$300.00

Practice Group Account

The Practice Group account allows a Practice Group to take advantage of group pricing based on the total number of PA Protocols that are required. Group pricing allows:

Practice Group, 2-5 PAs utilizing the same protocol$350.00
Practice Group, 6-10 PAs utilizing the same protocol$500.00
Practice Group, 11-20 PAs utilizing the same protocol$1,000.00
For groups larger than 20 PAs, please contact the TAPA office directly at
(615) 463-0026 for pricing and licensing options


Get Started: New Account

If you have not yet created a Protocol Account, start here by selecting the type of Account you need. If you select a TAPA Member account, you will need to provide the same Login ID and password you use to login to the TAPA web site Members area.

Account Type
To verify your TAPA membership, you must provide the email address and password that you use to login to your TAPA online member account.
If you are unable to provide the correct login credentials, the Protocol Tool will not be able to verify membership and offer you any member benefits that may be available.
Member Email
Member Password

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* if you cannot remember your member profile login credentials, you may reset them by visiting the membership profile page.
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Returning Protocol Users

If you have already created your Protocol Account, please login here with the Login ID and password that you provided when you created and purchased the Account.

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Protocol Contents

The protocol template includes information on the following:

  • Delegation of Prescribing Medications
  • Chart Review Certification/Supervision
  • General Duties for Patient Care
  • Procedure List
  • Urgent Medical Care
  • Referral of Patients
  • Inpatient Services
  • Administrative Procedures and Tasks
  • Preferred Texts for Treatment Guidance
  • Delegated Services Rendered by the Physician Assistant outside the Usual Practice Setting