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
§ 33-3-208. Duty of employees who transmit or record patient communications.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-3-208 (2018)
  • (1) an employee of a service provider is normally responsible for transmitting or recording communications from a service recipient to a qualified mental health professional or behavior analyst, AND

  • (2) the employee receives a communication from a service recipient of an actual threat of bodily harm against a clearly identified victim,


  • (3) the employee shall communicate the threat to the professional employed by the service provider.

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