(1) Any ambulatory
surgical treatment center which complies with the required applicable building
and fire safety regulations at the time the board adopts new codes or
regulations will, so long as such compliance is maintained (either with or
without waivers of specific provisions), be considered to be in compliance with
the requirements of the new codes or regulations.
(2) The ambulatory surgical treatment center
shall provide fire protection by the elimination of fire hazards, by the
installation of necessary fire fighting equipment and by the adoption of a
written fire control plan. All fires which result in a response by the local
fire department shall be reported to the department within seven (7) days. The
report shall contain sufficient information to ascertain the nature and
location of the fire, its probable cause and any injuries incurred by any
person or persons as a result of the fire. Initial reports by the facility may
omit the name(s) of patient(s) and parties involved, however, should the
department find the identities of such persons to be necessary to an
investigation, the facility shall provide such information.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed July
22, 1977; effective August 22, 1997. Amendment filed July 3, 1984; effective
August 1, 1984. Repeal and new rule filed June 30, 1992; effective August 14,
1992. Repeal and new rule filed March 21, 2000; effective June 4, 2000.
Amendment filed June 16, 2003; effective August 30, 2003. Repeal and new rule
filed September 9, 2005; effective November 23,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
68-11-202, 68-11-204, 68-11-206,
68-11-209, and 68-11-216.