2018 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 21 - Stroke Treatment
§ 68-11-2101. Part definitions.
- As used in this part:
(1) "Board" means the board for licensing health care facilities;
(2) "Capable of providing neuroendovascular treatment" means the capacity to:
(A) Properly assess, diagnose using advanced imaging devices, and treat stroke patients with complex cases of ischemic stroke, including emergent large vessel occlusion causing the loss of blood supply to a part of the brain and requiring immediate treatment at a facility with a trained team of neurointerventional surgeons, vascular neurologists, and assisting medical personnel; and
(B) Perform a mechanical thrombectomy twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week;
(3) "Department" means the department of health;
(4) "Stroke-related designation" means a designation including, but not limited to, a comprehensive stroke center, primary stroke center, acute stroke-ready hospital, or other stroke-related designation approved by rule by the board in consultation with the emergency medical services board.