2010 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 10 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
68-10-106 - Quarantine of infected persons.

68-10-106. Quarantine of infected persons.

(a)  (1)  No one but a state, municipal, district or county health officer or such officer's duly authorized representative shall establish and terminate quarantine of persons infected with STDs.

     (2)  A decision to establish or terminate quarantine shall be based upon the judgment of the state, municipal, district or county health officer or such officer's duly authorized representative, considering available medical and epidemiological information concerning the STD diagnosis, modes of transmission, available treatment, and the necessity of the protection of the public health.

(b)  It is the duty of the commissioner to set up the clinical and laboratory criteria necessary for the guidance of health officers in the performance of their duties as outlined in this section.

[Acts 1921, ch. 106, § 6; Shan. Supp., § 3116a13; Code 1932, § 5818; Acts 1943, ch. 73, § 4; C. Supp. 1950, § 5818; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 53-1106; Acts 1988, ch. 695, §§ 1, 4.]  

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