2019 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 18 - Tennessee Health Care Decisions Act
§ 68-11-1807. Requirement to comply with the patient's individual instruction -- Order of precedence.
(a) Absent a court order to the contrary, a guardian shall comply with the patient's individual instructions and may not revoke the patient's advance directive.
(b) Absent a court order to the contrary, a health care decision of an agent takes precedence over that of a guardian.
(c) A health care decision made by a guardian for the patient is effective without judicial approval.