Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-15-01-.05 - FEE FOR TESTING

(1) Fee. A fee shall be due and payable to the Department of Health for conducting any one or all tests on a patient blood sample submitted to the Department for metabolic/genetic tests as designated by the Department of Health.

The Commissioner shall re-evaluate, update, and post the fee at least annually and from time to time as appropriate. The Commissioner shall post the annual update on or before November 15th of each year, and this new fee shall become effective starting January 1st of the following year. If the Commissioner posts an updated fee more frequently than on an annual basis, then the updated fee will become effective on the date stated in the fee notice. The fee shall be available online at the Department of Health's web page and in print.

(2) Procedure. The health care facility collecting the blood sample for the purpose of receiving any or all of the tests set forth in paragraph (1) shall be billed by the State Public Health Laboratory, Department of Health.
(3) Waiver. The fee shall be waived for patients who are unable to pay, based on information obtained at the time of admission to the health care facility, as determined by the health care provider.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-15-01-.05
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed September 1, 1982; effective October 1, 1982. Repeal and new rule filed December 30, 1999; effective March 14, 2000. Repeal and new rule filed September 26, 2003; effective January 28, 2004. Amendment filed August 9, 2007; effective December 28, 2007. Repeal and new rule filed December 13, 2012; effective May 31, 2013.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 68-5-401 et seq., and 68-5-501 et seq..

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