• (a) As used in this section:

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 4-19-103

      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (1) “Agency” has the same meaning as defined in § 4-5-102; and

    • (2) “License” has the same meaning as defined in § 4-5-102.

  • (b) An agency that requires a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession in this state to take an examination shall ensure the provision of appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.).

  • (c) A state agency that administers a required examination for licensure shall promulgate rules to implement this section. The rules must:

    • (1) Establish the eligibility criteria that a person must meet for an accommodation to be provided pursuant to this section; and

    • (2) Be promulgated in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in chapter 5 of this title.

  • (d) The requirements of this section do not apply to an examination mandated and administered pursuant to federal law.