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Blevins named to TennCare committee
Melvin Blevins M.D. entry
Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointments of 165 Tennesseans to 62 state boards and commissions, including one from Smithville.Dr. Melvin Blevins has been named to the TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee.The advisory committee meets quarterly to make evidence-based recommendations to the TennCare Bureau regarding medications to be included on the Preferred Drug List.Earlier this year, the legislature passed Haslam’s recommended reforms to many of the state’s boards and commissions, and most of those changes take effect between July and October.The governor will continue his review of the state’s complete range of boards and commissions to determine other potential reforms that might be made to improve efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.“I appreciate the willingness to serve the state and the commitment of these men and women,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will be well-represented on these boards and commissions, and I look forward to continuing our review to make sure Tennesseans have a government responsive to them.”Appointment terms are varied due to differing statutory requirements or term limits determined by specific qualifications.