(1) Any birthing
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.
birthing 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
March 31, 1998; effective June 12, 1998. Amendment filed January 3, 2006;
effective March 19, 2006. Repeal and new rule filed December 20, 2011;
effective March 19, 2012.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
68-11-202, 68-11-204, 68-11-206,