2021 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Chapter 3 - Vital Records Act of 1977
Part 5 - Deaths
§ 68-3-505. Reports of Abortions — Information to Be Included

Universal Citation: TN Code § 68-3-505 (2021)
  1. Each induced termination of pregnancy that occurs in this state shall be reported to the office of vital records within ten (10) days after the procedure by the person in charge of the institution in which the induced termination of pregnancy was performed. If the induced termination of pregnancy was performed outside an institution, the attending physician shall prepare and file the report. Each such report shall indicate whether the abortion involved a surgical procedure and, if so, which method was employed, and shall indicate which method authorized by the rules of the board for licensing healthcare facilities was employed to dispose of the aborted fetus or aborted fetal tissue. If the aborted fetus or aborted fetal tissue was transferred to a third party for disposition, the report shall indicate the name and address of the third party and the date of the transfer.

  2. The individual undergoing the induced termination of pregnancy shall not be identified by name on the report, though some means of identification shall be used to provide retrieval of further information if necessary.
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