Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0250-07-12-.01 - PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF CHAPTER
(1) The purpose of this chapter is to provide, in compliance with T.C.A. §§ 36-1-127 - 36-1-132, and §§ 36-1-136 and 36-1-137, procedures for registering with the Contact Veto Registry, and access to records by eligible persons and other papers relating to adoptions or attempted adoptions of certain persons as defined herein, whose records, whether sealed, whether in any court record, or whether in any post adoption record, if the adoption was finalized by the entry of an order of adoption or an order of dismissal, or if the adoption petition was filed, on or after March 16, 1951, or which adoption was otherwise never completed due to the abandonment as determined by the Department, on or after March 16, 1951, of any further necessary activity related to the completion of the adoption.
(2) This Chapter does not govern access to record for persons whose adoptions were finalized by orders of adoption entered prior to March 16, 1951, or for whom surrenders for adoption were executed prior to March 16, 1951, or for persons who were subject to placement through the Tennessee Children's Home Society, its branches and divisions. Persons in this class are given access to records pursuant to Chapter 0250-7-7 or as such Chapter may be redesignated.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 36-1-101 et seq., 36-1-139 through 36-1-141, 37-5-112, 71-1-105(12), Public Chapter 901, 1992, Public Chapter 1079, §13 (1996), Public Chapter 1068 (1996), and Public Chapter 1054 (1996).
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