(1) A report of all
births, deaths and stillbirths which have occurred in the birthing center shall
be filed with the local registrar in the county where the institution is
located. The report shall be filed on the third (3rd) working day of each month
on a form furnished by the State Registrar. The report shall state whether or
not the list is complete for all events which have occurred in the facility
during the preceding calendar month, and if not complete, shall show the number
of events not included in the report. If no birth, death, or stillbirth
occurred in the facility, the words "No Report" shall be entered on the form
and forwarded to the local registrar.
(2) The Joint Annual Report, a calendar year
statistical report, shall be filed with the department's Bureau of Information
Resources no later than sixty (60) days following the twelve (12) months ending
(3) The birthing
center shall report each case of communicable disease to the local county
health officer in the mariner provided by existing regulations of the
department. Repeated failure to report communicable diseases shall be cause for
revocation of a facility license.
(4) The birthing center shall report all
incidents of abuse, neglect, and misappropriation to the Department of Health
in accordance with T.C.A. §
The birthing center shall report the
following incidents to the Department of Health in accordance with T.C.A.
(a) Strike by staff at the
(b) External disasters
impacting the facility;
Disruption of any service vital to the continued safe operation of the birthing
center or to the health and safety of its patients and personnel; and
(d) Fires at the birthing center that disrupt
the provision of patient care services or cause harm to the patients or staff,
or that are reported by the facility to any entity, including but not limited
to a fire department charged with preventing fires.
(6) The birthing center shall report
information contained in the medical records of patients who have cancer or
precancerous or tumorous diseases as provided by existing regulations. These
reports shall be sent to the Cancer Reporting System of the department on a
quarterly schedule no later than six (6) months after the date of the diagnosis
center shall retain legible copies of the records and reports specified in this
paragraph for the thirty-six (36) month period following their issuance. Copies
of these reports shall be maintained in a single file at a location convenient
to the public and, during normal business hours, they shall be promptly
produced for the inspection of any person who requests to view them. Each
patient and each person assuming any financial responsibility for a patient
must be fully informed, before or at the time of admission, of the availability
of these reports to the public, of their location within the facility, and
given an opportunity to inspect the file before entering into any monetary
agreement with the facility.
(a) Local fire
building code inspections, if any.
(c) Fire marshal reports.
(d) Department licensure and fire safety
inspections and surveys.
Department quality assurance surveys, including follow-up visits, and
certification inspections, if any.
(f) Federal Health Care Financing
Administration surveys and inspections, if any.
(g) Orders of the Commissioner or Board, if