2017 Tennessee Code
Title 9 - Public Finances
Chapter 8 - Board of Claims
Part 4 - Division of Claims and Risk Management
§ 9-8-408. Confidentiality of medical records maintained by division.
- (a) Medical records received and maintained by the division of claims and risk management shall be treated as confidential and shall not be open for inspection by members of the public pursuant to title 10, chapter 7.
- (b) As used in this section:
- (1) "Healthcare provider" means healthcare professionals, establishments, or facilities licensed, registered, certified, or permitted pursuant to title 63 or title 68 and regulated under the authority of either the department of health or any agency, board, council, or committee attached to the department of health; and
- (2) "Medical record" means any and all documents maintained by a healthcare provider relating to a patient's diagnosis, care, and treatment, including, but not limited to, notes, reports, memos, e-mails, facsimile transmissions, laboratory tests, billing documents, and medication orders.
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