Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-35-.19 - COMMUNITY RELATIONS

(1) The Facility shall have policies and procedures for community relations to include the following:
(a) The Facility shall identify Facility personnel who will function as community relations coordinators and define the goals and procedures for the community relations plan.
(2) A Facility shall be responsible for ensuring that its patients, while on the Facility's premises, do not cause unnecessary disruption to the community or act in a manner that would constitute disorderly conduct or harassment by loitering.
(3) Each Facility shall provide TDMHSAS, when requested, with a specific plan describing the efforts it will make to avoid disruption of the community by its patients and the actions it will take to assure responsiveness to community needs.
(4) Each Facility shall document community relations efforts and community contacts, including the resolution of issues identified by community members or patients.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-35-.19
Original rules filed October 14, 2016; effective January 12, 2017. Rule was previously numbered 0940-05-35-.18 but was renumbered 0940-05-35-.19 with the introduction of a new rule 0940-05-35-.10 filed March 29, 2019; effective 6/27/2019.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-3-1601, 4-4-103, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302, 33-2-402, 33-2-403, 33-2-404, 33-2-407, and Chapter 912 of the Public Acts of 2016.

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