2019 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Health
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 21 - Stroke Treatment
§ 68-11-2101. Part definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 68-11-2101 (2019)
  • 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.

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