Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0250-07-09-.03 - RELEASE TO COVERED EDUCATIONAL ENTITIES

(1) This Rule shall apply only to child abuse and neglect investigation information mandated by T.C.A. § 49-5-413(e) (2016 and as amended) to be released to Covered Educational Entities relative to a Covered Individual, in which case this rule's procedures apply notwithstanding any language to the contrary contained elsewhere within these rules.
(2) The Department shall offer the due process procedures set out in Rule 0250-07-09-.05(1), including the opportunity for a hearing pursuant to Rule 0250-07-09-.09, to any Covered Individual who has ever been found by the Department to have committed any form of child abuse or neglect and who has not previously waived or exhausted his or her due process rights to a hearing. When the Covered Individual's due process rights have been waived or fully concluded, the Department shall disclose its final finding to any relevant Covered Educational Entity.
(3) In the case of any Covered Individual whose investigation has not been concluded or any Covered Individual whose due process rights have not yet been offered or are otherwise pending, the Department shall conduct an emergency file review pursuant to Rule 0250-07-09-.08. If the emergency file review results in a finding that the Covered Individual poses an immediate threat to the health, safety, or welfare of children, the Department shall disclose that threat to the relevant Covered Educational Entity.
(4) If the Department's proceedings under these rules have been stayed pursuant to Rule 0250-07-09-.10 due to pending criminal charges against a Covered Individual, the Department shall notify the Covered Educational Entity of the pending criminal charge.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0250-07-09-.03
Original rule filed September 13, 1988; effective October 28, 1988. Rule assigned a new control number, removed and renumbered from 1240-07-09-.10 filed and effective March 25, 1999. Repeal and new rule filed September 11, 2006; effective November 25, 2006. Emergency rule filed July 19, 2013; effective through January 15, 2014. On January 16, 2014, the rule reverted to its previous status. Amendments filed October 6, 2017; effective 1/4/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-226(b)(2), 37-1-409, 37-1-612, 37-1-616, 37-5-101, 37-5-105, 37-5-106, 37-5-107, 37-5-112, 37-5-112(a), 37-5-512(a), and 49-5-413(e).

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