(1) It shall be the
duty of the attending physician, immediately upon discovering a case or
suspected case of communicable disease to inform the head of the household and
appropriate healthcare facility personnel of this fact and to instruct these
persons of such isolation of the patient and concurrent disinfection as may be
necessary to prevent spread of the infection. It shall be the duty of persons
so informed to comply with such instructions unless otherwise instructed by the
local health officer or his authorized agent. Provided, this regulation shall
be construed to mean that only a physician, or other person/or persons duly
authorized by applicable state law, has the authority to establish quarantine,
or isolation, or remove established quarantine or isolation restrictions for
(2) It shall
be the duty of physicians to comply with disease control measures established
by the Department to contain and control disease outbreaks that threaten the
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified
June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1977; effective May 2, 1977.
Amendment filed April 14, 1977; effective May 16, 1977. Amendment filed April
20, 1987; effective June 4, 1987. Amendment filed March 30, 2004; effective
July 29, 2004.
68-1-104,68-1-201, and 68-5-104.