(a) The state registrar shall:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 68-3-106

  • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-3-102
  • Registration: means the acceptance by the office of vital records and the incorporation of vital records provided for in this chapter into its official records. See Tennessee Code 68-3-102
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(1) Appoint such number of local registrars for the registration districts as necessary. Full-time local health department personnel may be appointed local registrars;
(2) Remove for cause any local registrar whose services are found to be unsatisfactory; and
(3) Immediately appoint a successor in case of death, resignation, removal from the registration district, or removal for cause of any local registrar.
(b) The local registrars and their deputies are charged with the duty of complying with all instructions of the state registrar, and of checking on the compliance by others with this chapter and with the regulations of the department.
(c) Each local registrar, upon acceptance of such registrar’s written appointment, shall recommend a deputy or deputies, and in case of death, resignation or removal of such deputy, a successor, subject to the approval of the state registrar.