Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) reappointed State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) to chair the House Health Committee during the General Assembly Special Session conducted last Thursday, August 23, 2019.
The committee is responsible for all legislation dealing with healthcare including private and public hospitals, health offices and their administrations, as well as institutions and services. As full committee chairman, Terry will continue to oversee three health subcommittees: Public Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Facilities, Licensure, and Regulations.
"Dr. Terry is committed to improving the health and well-being of all Tennesseans, and he is the right person to continue leading our House Health Committee," said Speaker Sexton. "I appreciate his willingness to serve in this important leadership position, and I know he and his colleagues will enhance healthcare in our state."
During the 2019 legislative session, Dr. Terry was one of the co-architects of the historic and innovative CARE Plan, which was unveiled during the 2019 legislative session by House Republicans. This plan is designed to transform healthcare in Tennessee by creating a patient-centered approach to improve access and the quality of care available to our citizens through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems, and Empowering patients. This will ensure individuals and families can make medical decisions with limited interference from insurance companies or the government.
"Tennesseans need a system of health care that focuses on patients, improves access and the quality of care available, and lowers overall costs," said Dr. Terry. "As Chairman of the House Health Committee and an author of the CARE Plan, I remain committed to achieving these outcomes, and I am eager to build upon our recent efforts to make Tennessee a national leader on this important issue."
Bryan Terry, MD represents Tennessee House District 48, which is the eastern portion of Rutherford County and a portion of Murfreesboro. Terry lives in Murfreesboro and can be reached by email at: Rep.Bryan.Terry@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-2180.