2019 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Health
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 4 - Hospital Records as Evidence
§ 68-11-401. Part definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 68-11-401 (2019)
  • As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Custodian” means and includes the medical record practitioner and the administrator or other chief officer of a duly licensed hospital in this state and its proprietor, the appropriately designated person of a community mental health center, as well as their deputies and assistants, and any other persons who are official custodians or depositories of records; and

    • (2)

      • (A) “Records” means and includes “hospital records” as defined in § 68-11-302; however, a subpoena duces tecum for records shall not be deemed to include X-rays, electrocardiograms and like graphic matter, unless specifically referred to in the subpoena.

      • (B) For the purposes of this part, “records” includes those records identified in § 68-11-302(5) maintained by a community mental health center for the purposes intended in such section, and the terms “hospital confinement,” “hospital services,” or “hospitals” as contained in such section shall, for the purposes of this part only, include a community mental health center.

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