2018 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 1 - Mental Health Service System
§ 33-6-107. Treatment review committees.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-107 (2018)
  • (a) All inpatient providers of mental health services shall have treatment review committees to make decisions for service recipients who are admitted to inpatient facilities and lack capacity under § 33-3-218 as determined under rules adopted under § 33-3-217 to make decisions for themselves on treatment, release of information to other qualified mental health professionals, other treatment agencies, providers, or a family member, and getting information from other treatment agencies or providers.

  • (b) The treatment review committee shall be composed of at least four (4) members. No one who is a member of a service recipient's treatment team may be a member of the treatment review committee. The treatment review committee should include a licensed physician, a service recipient advocate, and two (2) who are qualified mental health professionals, licensed pharmacists, or clinical chaplains. A treatment review committee that considers treatment for a physical condition or illness must include a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. The treatment review committee shall encourage service recipients who are sixteen (16) years of age or older and the conservator or surrogate decision maker on behalf of a service recipient who is sixteen (16) years of age or older to participate with the treatment review committee to the extent possible. The treatment review committee shall make every effort to obtain the participation of parents, legal custodian, or legal guardian in the meeting if the service recipient is a child and not emancipated. The service recipient's family members, legal custodian, legal guardian, conservator, or attorney-in-fact under a durable power of attorney for health care may attend the meeting.

  • (c) The treatment review committee shall not override a decision by a parent, legal custodian, or legal guardian of a service recipient who is an unemancipated child, or a conservator of a service recipient.

  • (d) A person committed involuntarily to a hospital or treatment resource who does not lack capacity to make a decision on treatment may be given treatment over the service recipient's objection only if the service recipient's treatment review committee approves the treatment.

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