Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-14-01-.06 - DUTIES OF PHYSICIANS

(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 communicable diseases.
(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 public health.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-14-01-.06
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.

Authority: ยงยง4-5-202, 68-1-103, 68-1-104,68-1-201, and 68-5-104.

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