(1) Any person
licensed by the State of Tennessee to practice a healing art who has reasonable
cause to believe that a person is or may be a health threat to others [as
defined in § 1200-14-4-.02(12) of these Rules] because the person is
unable, is unwilling, or is failing to act in such a manner as to not place
others at significant risk of exposure to infection that causes serious
illness, disability, or death shall report that information to the Commissioner
or a health officer.
(2) In the
event a carrier of a disease that poses a health threat to others uses
interstate or international flight to avoid treatment and/or isolation and/or
quarantine in Tennessee, such individual shall be deemed to have waived
confidentiality as to his health status, and Tennessee health authorities can
contact health authorities in the jurisdiction to which the individual fled
regarding the health threat presented by the carrier.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed
January 11, 1994; effective March 27, 1994. Amendment filed December 16, 1999;
effective February 29, 2000. Repeal and new rule filed March 30, 2004;
effective July 29, 2004.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-3-1803(1), (3), (4), and
(10), 4-5-202, 68-1-103, 68-1-104, 68-1-201,