2010 Tennessee Code
Title 34 - Guardianship
Chapter 6 - Power of Attorney
Part 2 - Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
34-6-201 - Part definitions.

34-6-201. Part definitions.

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

     (1)  “Durable power of attorney for health care” means a durable power of attorney to the extent that it authorizes an attorney in fact to make health care decisions for the principal;

     (2)  “Health care” means any care, treatment, service or procedure to maintain, diagnose or treat an individual's physical or mental condition, and includes medical care as defined in § 32-11-103(5);

     (3)  “Health care decision” means consent, refusal of consent or withdrawal of consent to health care;

     (4)  “Health care institution” means a health care institution as defined in § 68-11-1602;

     (5)  “Health care provider” means a person who is licensed, certified or otherwise authorized or permitted by the laws of this state to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession; and

     (6)  “Person” includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association, the state, a city, county, city and county, or other public entity or governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal entity.

[Acts 1990, ch. 831, § 2.]  

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