Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-11-.01 - SCOPE AND AUTHORITY

The Tennessee Public Records Act (TPRA), T.C.A. §§ 10-7-501, et seq., requires each state agency to provide public access to agency records, unless exempted by the TPRA. This chapter establishes the process and procedure through which the Division of TennCare shall provide access to public records, pursuant to T.C.A. § 10-7-503.

(1) TennCare shall provide economical and efficient access to public records.
(2) TennCare public records shall, at all times during business hours, be open for personal inspection by any citizen of this state, and those in charge of the records shall not refuse such right of inspection to any citizen, unless otherwise provided by law.
(3) Personnel of TennCare shall timely and efficiently provide access and assistance to persons requesting to view or receive copies of public records.
(4) The integrity and organization of public records, as well as the efficient and safe operation of TennCare, its programs and the individuals they support, shall be protected as provided by law.
(5) TennCare is not required to sort through files to compile information or to create or recreate a record that does not exist in order to satisfy a records request.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-11-.01
Original rule filed March 16, 1992; effective April 30, 1992. Amendment filed March 18, 1994; effective June 1, 1994. Amendment filed June 9, 1994; effective August 23, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed January 3, 2019; effective 4/3/2019.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 10-7-503, 71-5-105, 71-5-109, and Public Chapter 358 of the Acts of 1993.

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