Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-11-01-.02 - DEFINITIONS

(1) Unless otherwise specifically indicated by the context, for the purpose of these rules and regulations , the terms used herein are defined as follows:
(a) Commissioner - The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health or the Commissioner's designee.
(b) Department - The Tennessee Department of Health.
(c) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)- Kidney function is permanently impaired to the point that the kidney will no longer sustain life.
(d) Family- For the purpose of the Renal Disease Program, a family is defined as follows:
1. two or more persons related by birth, marriage or adoption who reside together. a household includes more than one family, the guidelines are applied separately to each family.);
2. a child under 18 years of age and his/her non-parent custodians when financial responsibility has been assigned to them by the court; or
3. parents of a patient under 18 years of age when the patient has been voluntarily placed outside the parent's home.
(e) Legend Drug - A pharmaceutical which requires a physician's prescription before being dispensed.
(f) Renal Dialysis - Any mechanical means of removing impurities from the blood.
(g) Resident of Tennessee - A person who has established a permanent residence in Tennessee. The test for such residence is (1) an intention to stay in a place, (2) coupled with some objective indication consistent with that intent, such as a Tennessee driver's license.
(h) Routine Renal Drugs - Any number of pharmaceuticals which are needed to treat a patient' s end stage renal disease or its complications.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-11-01-.02
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Amendment filed January 27, 1976; effective February 26, 1976. Repeal and new rule filed October 9, 1985; effective January 14, 1986. Amendment filed January 29, 1992; effective April 29, 1992. Repeal and new rule filed September 17, 1998; effective January 28, 1999.

Authority: T.C.A. ยง 68-35-103 and 4-5-202.

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