Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0465-01-04-.05 - ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS

(1) DIDD public records shall, at all times during business hours, be open for personal inspection by any citizen of this state, and those in charge of the records shall not refuse such right of inspection to any citizen, unless otherwise provided by state or federal law.
(2) Personnel of DIDD shall timely and efficiently provide access and assistance to persons requesting to view or receive copies of public records. No provisions of these rules shall be used to hinder access to open public records. However, the integrity and organization of public records, as well as the efficient and safe operation of DIDD, and the persons it supports, shall be protected as provided by current law.
(3) These rules shall be applied consistently throughout the various offices, departments, and/or divisions of DIDD, except that records requests directed to DIDD's Office of General Counsel will be handled in accordance with applicable law and procedural rules pertaining to privileged communications.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0465-01-04-.05
Original rules filed January 2, 2019; effective April 2, 2019. Repealed by Chapter 653, § 1 of the 2020 Public Acts, effective April 2, 2020. New rules filed September 3, 2020; effective 12/2/2020.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 10-7-503, 33-1-303, and 45 C.F.R. Part 164, Subpart E.

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