Tennessee Medical Records Laws
|Who Has Access to Records?||Hospital records property of hospital, upon court order or written request of patient may see (§68-11-304); medical records of patients in state facilities and those whose care is paid for by state funds are confidential (§10-7-504)|
|What Privileges Apply to Medical Records?||Psychiatrists (§24-1-207); psychologists (§63-11-213)|
|Mandatory Reporting Requirements||Communicable diseases (68-5-101); sexually transmitted diseases (68-10-101)|
|Patient Consent and Waiver||-|
|Provisions Related to HIV/AIDS||Law enforcement officer may request arrested person be tested for Hepatitis B or HIV if exposed to blood (68-10-116); records strictly confidential; released as per 68-10-113|
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