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Tennessee Medical Records Laws

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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-
Insurance Companies-
Provisions Related to HIV/AIDSLaw 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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