2018 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 3 - General Rules Applicable to Service Recipients
Part 2 - Special Liability Rules
§ 33-3-207. Discharge of duty.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-3-207 (2018)
  • The duty imposed by § 33-3-206 may be discharged by the professional or service provider by:
  • (1) Informing the clearly identified victim of the threat;

  • (2) Having the service recipient admitted on a voluntary basis to a hospital;

  • (3) Taking steps to seek admission of the service recipient to a hospital or treatment resource on an involuntary basis pursuant to chapter 6 of this title; or

  • (4) Pursuing a course of action consistent with current professional standards that will discharge the duty.

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