Part 1 General Provisions 38-8-101 – 38-8-126
Part 2 Jerry F. Agee Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy 38-8-201 – 38-8-207
Part 3 Investigations of Police Officers 38-8-301 – 38-8-312

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 38 > Chapter 8

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means any municipality or county. See Tennessee Code 38-8-301
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Antepartal: means occurring during pregnancy. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • assistant: means any person certified as such pursuant to this chapter, who has:

    • (A) Received on-the-job training equivalent to at least one thousand (1,000) hours of clinical training in respiratory care, during an eighteen (18) consecutive month period. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102

    • Authority: means the Tennessee local development authority as created by title 4, chapter 31. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • auxiliary police officer: means any person employed by any municipality or any political subdivision of the state of Tennessee whose primary responsibility is to support the full-time police officer in the prevention and detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, and assisting in the prosecution of offenders for appropriate remuneration in measure with specifically assigned duties or job description. See Tennessee Code 38-8-101
    • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
    • Board: means the board of respiratory care. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102
    • Board: means the board of medical examiners, created by chapter 6 of this title. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
    • Board: means the board of osteopathic examiners of the department of health to which the council of certified professional midwifery reports. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
    • Board: means the wastewater financing board established by this part. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Campus police officer: means a person commissioned by an employing institution and rendered an oath to provide police services, enforce law, exercise arrest authority and carry firearms in accordance with §. See Tennessee Code 38-8-101
    • Certified respiratory therapist: means any person who has obtained the credential "certified respiratory therapist" (CRT) or the credential "certified respiratory therapy technician" (CRTT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102
    • Clean water act: means the Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, P. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Committee: means the committee for clinical perfusion. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
    • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • Council: means the council of certified professional midwifery. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
    • CPM-TN: means certified professional midwife in Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
    • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
    • Department: means the department of environment and conservation. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
    • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
    • Division: means the division of health related boards as defined by §. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102
    • Division: means the division of health related boards. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
    • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
    • 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.
    • Extracorporeal circulation: means the diversion of a patient's blood through a heart-lung machine or a similar device that assumes the functions of the patient's heart, lungs, kidneys, liver or other organs. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
    • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
    • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
    • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    • Full-time police officer: means any person employed by any municipality or political subdivision of the state of Tennessee whose primary responsibility is the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension of offenders, and whose primary source of income is derived from employment as a police officer. See Tennessee Code 38-8-101
    • Fund: means the wastewater facility revolving loan fund. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
    • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
    • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
    • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
    • Intrapartal: means occurring during the process of giving birth. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
    • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
    • Licensed clinical perfusionist: means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
    • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    • Local government: means :

      • (i) A county, incorporated town or city, metropolitan government, state agency, water/wastewater authority, energy authority or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of these or by an act of the general assembly:

        • (a) Which has authority to administer a wastewater facility. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003

        • Midwife: means a person who is trained to give the necessary care and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the post-birth period, to conduct normal deliveries on the midwive's own responsibility and to care for the newly born infant. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
        • Midwifery: means the practice of attending low-risk women during pregnancy, labor and the post-birth period with the informed consent of the mother. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
        • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
        • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • NARM: means the North American Registry of Midwives. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
        • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
        • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
        • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
        • Perfusion: means the functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement or supplementation of the cardiovascular, circulatory or respiratory systems, or other organs, or a combination of such activities, and to ensure the safe management of physiologic functions by monitoring and analyzing the parameters of the systems under an order and under the supervision of a licensed physician, including:

          • (A) The use of extracorporeal circulation, long-term cardiopulmonary support techniques including extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and associated therapeutic and diagnostic technologies. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102

          • Perfusion protocols: means perfusion-related policies and protocols developed or approved by a licensed health care facility or a physician through collaboration with administrators, licensed clinical perfusionists and other health care professionals. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
          • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Physician: means a person who is duly licensed in the state of Tennessee to practice medicine by the state board of medical examiners or to practice osteopathy by the board. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
          • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
          • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
          • Police officer: means police officer as defined by law. See Tennessee Code 38-8-301
          • Postpartal: means occurring subsequent to birth. See Tennessee Code 63-29-102
          • Practice of respiratory care: includes , under the supervision, control and responsibility of a licensed physician:

            • (a) The administration of pharmacologic agents and medical gasses necessary to diagnose, implement treatment, promote disease prevention, and provide rehabilitation to the cardiorespiratory system. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102

            • Private special deputy: means a person who is employed and compensated by a resort area owner or management company to act as security and law enforcement for the resort area and whose qualifications and training requirements are equivalent to or superior to those required for a law enforcement officer under the standards established by the peace officer standards and training commission for law enforcement officers. See Tennessee Code 38-8-101
            • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
            • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
            • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Provisional licensed clinical perfusionist: means a person provisionally licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Tennessee Code 63-28-102
            • Public safety officer: means a person who, in addition to being a commissioned campus police officer under §. See Tennessee Code 38-8-101
            • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
            • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Registered respiratory therapist: means any person who has obtained the credential "registered respiratory therapist" (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102
            • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
            • 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
            • Respiratory care practitioner: means a registered respiratory therapist, a certified respiratory therapist, or a respiratory assistant licensed under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 63-27-102
            • Security: means that which is determined by the authority to be acceptable to secure a loan to a local government under this part and includes, but is not limited to, revenues of the facility, ad valorem taxes, state-shared taxes, letters of credit or bond insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
            • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Special deputy: means any person who is assigned specific police functions as to the prevention and detection of crime and general laws of this state on a volunteer basis, whether working alone or with other police officers. See Tennessee Code 38-8-101
            • 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
            • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
            • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
            • Testify: Answer questions in court.
            • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
            • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
            • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Wastewater facility: means any facility, including the reserve capacity thereof, whose purpose is to collect, store, treat, neutralize, stabilize, recycle, reclaim or dispose of wastewater, including treatment or disposal plants, interceptors, outfall, and outlet sewers, pumping stations, equipment and furnishings thereof and their appurtenances which are necessary to accomplish the foregoing purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-221-1003
            • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
            • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105