2021 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 6 - Mandatory Outpatient Treatment
§ 33-6-601. Disclosure of Patient Information Relating to Outpatient Treatment

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-601 (2021)


  1. a person with mental illness or serious emotional disturbance was committed involuntarily under chapter 6, part 5 of this title, AND

  2. the hospital staff determines preliminarily that:

    1. the person will need to participate in outpatient treatment on discharge, and

    2. there is a likelihood that the discharge will be subject to the outpatient treatment obligation of this part, AND

  3. the person refuses to give consent to disclose information that is legally confidential under this title to the proposed outpatient qualified mental health professional,


  4. the hospital and qualified mental health professional may exchange information as necessary to carry out this part.
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