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Exempt Entities

The Comptroller's Office has reviewed the notice submitted by the following entities and has found that compliance with Chapter 2 or 6 of Public Chapter 6 of the 2021 Third Extraordinary Session would result in a loss of federal funding of federally awarded or amended contracts, subcontracts, or postsecondary grants as a condition of receipt of federal funds. Exemptions will expire one year from the effective date, unless extended.

Entity Name Effective Date of Exemption Contingent Approval
Exemption Status
3LS, Inc.  November 24, 2021 No Active
3LS Properties, Inc.  November 24, 2021 No Active
Accurate Energetic Systems, LLC November 16, 2021 No Suspended
Aegis Sciences Corporation November 16, 2021 No Suspended
Allpro Staffnet Limited-Liability Company November 15, 2021 No Suspended
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities or ALSAC November 24, 2021 No Active
AT&T Corp. and its affiliates and subsidiaries November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Barge Design Solutions  November 17, 2021 No Suspended
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. November 12, 2021 No Suspended
Boston Government Services, LLC November 16, 2021 No Suspended
Cadre5 November 23, 2021 No Suspended
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority  November 18, 2021 No  Suspended
Christian Brothers University November 18, 2021 No Suspended
Citibank, N.A. November 18, 2021 No Suspended
City of Bristol Tennessee December 2, 2021 No Suspended
City of Clarksville December 13, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
City of Gatlinburg November 22, 2021 No  Partial Exemption*
City of Johnson City December 3, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
City of Pigeon Forge December 7, 2021 No Suspended
Contego Environmental, LLC November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Cope Associates, Inc.  November 22, 2021 No Suspended
Cumberland Electric Membership Corp-Damian Maloney November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Delta Human Resource Agency November 24, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency November 22, 2021 No Suspended
East Tennessee State University November 15, 2021 No Suspended
Efficient Energy of Tennessee, LLC November 18, 2021 No Suspended
Franklin Transit Authority November 19, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
First Tennessee Human Resource Agency November 29, 2021 No Suspended
Golden SVCS, LLC  November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. November 16, 2021 No Suspended
Greater Kingsport Family YMCA November 23, 2021 No Suspended
I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.  November 16, 2021 No Suspended
Knoxville Area Transit November 29, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
Knoxville-Knox Co. Community Action Committee November 24, 2021 No Suspended
Lincoln Memorial University November 17, 2021 No Suspended
M3 Technology Group November 19, 2021 No Suspended
Management Solutions, LLC November 18, 2021 No Suspended
Medical Education Assistance Corp dba ETSU Physicians & Assoc. November 19, 2021 No Suspended
Memphis Area Transit Authority  November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Metropolitan Security Services, Inc. d/b/a Walden Security November 29, 2021 No Active
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency (THE) November 18, 2021 No Suspended
Newbegin Enterprises Inc.  November 22, 2021 No Suspended
Nor-Well Company, Inc.  November 19, 2021 No Suspended
Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency November 30, 2021 No Suspended
Omni Family Foundation, Inc. November 24, 2021 No Active
Omni Visions, Inc.  November 24, 2021 No Active
PathGroup December 30, 2021 No Active
PerkinElmer, Inc. November 18, 2021 No Suspended
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. November 22, 2021 No Suspended
Pugh CPAs (dba Pugh & Company, P.C.)   Yes Contingent
Regional Transportation Authority of Middle TN November 22, 2021 No Suspended
Rhodes College November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Richmont Graduate University November 18, 2021 No Suspended
Serenity Recovery Centers November 23, 2021 No Suspended
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. November 19, 2021 No Suspended
Simplify Compliance, LLC November 15, 2021 No Suspended
South Central Human Resource Agency November 18, 2021 No Suspended
South Central TN Development District November 22, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency November 19, 2021 No Suspended
Southwest Human Resource Agency November 18, 2021 No Partial Exemption*
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. (Stantec) November 17, 2021 No Suspended
Summers Taylor Inc November 15, 2021 No Suspended
Tennessee Association of Utility Districts November 15, 2021 No Suspended
Tennessee State University November 16, 2021 No Suspended
The Metropolitan Transit Authority November 22, 2021 No Suspended
University of Memphis November 15, 2021 No Suspended
University of Tennessee November 12, 2021 No Suspended
UT-Battelle, LLC November 12, 2021 No Active
Vanderbilt University November 12, 2021 No Suspended

* This exemption is granted to the extent legally necessary for compliance with Section 49 of the United States of America, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration Master Agreement (version 28, February 9, 2021) relative to a mask requirement.

Medicare/Medicaid Entities

Certain Medicare or Medicaid certified providers are explicitly excluded from the requirements of Chapter 2 of Public Chapter 6; however, the following entities have also submitted a notice to the Comptroller's Office seeking an exemption. An exemption has been granted to the following entities to the extent that they require an exemption to comply with federal contracts, subcontracts, or postseconary grants as a condition of receipt of federal funds. Exemptions will expire one year from the effective date, unless extended.

Entity Name Effective Date of Exemption Contingent Approval
Exemption Status
Alive Hospice  November 16, 2021 No Active
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Cool Springs, LLC November 18, 2021 No Active
Atoka Idaville Family Health January 1, 2022 No Active
Baptist - EMSC, LP December 29, 2021 No Active
Cataract and Laser Center, LLC November 15, 2021 No Active
East Memphis Urology Center, LP December 29, 2021 No Active
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority dba Erlanger Health System November 17, 2021 No Active
City of Martin November 16, 2021 No Active
Complete Express Care LLC November 18, 2021 No Active
Crockett County Ambulance Service November 15, 2021
No Active
DCI Donor Services, Inc.  November 22, 2021 No Active
Decaturville Family Practice November 29, 2021 No Active
Dickson County Government January 19, 2022 No Active
Dickson Medical Associates November 30, 2021 No Active
Digestive Disease Endoscopy Center  March 17, 2022 No Active
Family Care Walk In Clinic, Inc.  November 29, 2021 No Active
Friends for Life  November 24, 2021 No Active
Hancock County Elementary School Based Health Center  January 18, 2022 No Active
Joe I Hall MD PC November 30, 2021 No Active
Just 4 Kids November 29, 2021 No Active
Knoxville Eye Surgery Center, LLC November 15, 2021 No Active
Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center  November 24, 2021 No Active
Kofi Nuako MD PC November 19, 2021 No Active
Maury Regional Hospital November 19, 2021 No Active
Mental Health Cooperative Inc. January 5, 2022 No Active
Meritan, Inc November 18, 2021 No Active
Monogram Health Professional Services P.C. January 18, 2022 No  Active
NovaMed Surgery Center of Chattanooga, LLC December 29, 2021 No Active
NovaMed Surgery Center of Cleveland, LLC December 29, 2021 No Active
One Stop Medical  November 29, 2021 No Active
OrthoTennessee  December 20, 2021 No Active
Pace Health Care Companies, LLC November 15, 2021 No Active
Pioneer Pediatrics, PLLC November 18, 2021 No Active
Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis Region November 24, 2021 No Active
Premier Surgical Associates  December 20, 2021 No Active
Prospero Health Partners, P.C. and Affiliates  April 1, 2022 No Active
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation November 16, 2021 No Active
Southern College of Optometry November 24, 2021 No Active
Speech Pathology Services of East TN LLC dba Radiant Comprehensive Services November 23, 2021 No Active
Speight Family Medical, LLC November 19, 2021 No Active
Spring Hill Surgery Center, LLC December 29, 2021 No Active
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  November 15, 2021 No  Active
Starla K. Meigs, O.D. November 17, 2021 No Active
Stellar Therapy Services  December 2, 2021 No Active
Team Health Holdings, Inc. January 28, 2022 No Active
Tennessee Oncology  January 31, 2022 No Active
Tennessee State Veterans Home Board November 22, 2021 No Active
The Hancock County High School Based Health Center  January 19, 2022 No Active
The Johnson City Community Health Center January 18, 2022 No  Active
The Johnson City Downtown Day Center  January 18, 2022 No Active
The Mountain City Extended Hours Health Clinic January 18, 2022 No Active
The Speech Language Reading Center  November 17, 2021 No Active
Urology Surgery Center, LP November 22, 2021 No Active
Volunteer Behavioral Health December 6, 2021 No Active
Washington County/Johnson City Emergency Medical Services, Inc.  November 19, 2021 No Active
West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center, Inc. November 16, 2021 No Active
Williamson Medical Center November 19, 2021 No Active