• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Approved hospitals” means hospitals approved by the commissioner as having adequate facilities and staff for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 68-9-103

      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
      • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
      • Division: means the division of tuberculosis control. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
      • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
      • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • Tuberculosis: means a disease caused by the human tubercle bacillus, whether infectious or noninfectious. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103

      (2) “Chest disease hospitals” means state-owned hospitals established, operated and maintained by the department for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of tuberculosis;

    • (3) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of health or the commissioner’s duly authorized representative;

    • (4) “Department” means the department of health;

    • (5) “Division” means the division of tuberculosis control;

    • (6) “Physician” means any doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy duly licensed to practice the doctor’s profession in Tennessee or the state in which the doctor resides and lawfully practices the doctor’s profession;

    • (7) “Tuberculosis” means a disease caused by the human tubercle bacillus, whether infectious or noninfectious; and

    • (8) “Tuberculosis suspect” means a person with clinical, epidemiologic, x-ray, or laboratory evidence suggestive of tuberculosis.