2018 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 6 - Medical Arts Building Act of 1974
§ 68-11-603. Purpose.
(a) It is determined and declared that for the benefit of the people of this state, the improvement and maintenance of their health and living conditions and their general welfare, it is essential that the people of this state have access to adequate medical and dental care; that it is essential that physicians and dentists have available adequate structures in which to carry on the examination, treatment and testing that is a part of their professional practice; that largely because of a lack of availability of such structures there has been an increasing outward migration of physicians and dentists from this state; and that it is the purpose of this part to provide a measure of assistance in making available for lease to individual physicians and dentists, professional partnerships and professional corporations, structures in which they may carry on their medical and dental practices, such structures defined in this part to be medical arts buildings, all to the public benefit and good.
(b) This part shall be liberally construed in conformity with such intention.