Part 1 General Provisions
Part 2 Claims and Payment of Compensation
Part 3 Occupational Diseases
Part 4 Insurance
Part 5 Safe Employment Practices
Part 6 Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund Act of 1992
Part 7 Interlocal Agreements by Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Utilities
Part 8 Uninsured Employers Fund

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 50 > Chapter 6

  • Administrator: means the chief administrative officer of the division of workers' compensation of the department of labor and workforce development. See
  • Agriculture: means :

    (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

  • AMA guides: means the 6th edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, American Medical Association, until a new edition is designated by the general assembly in accordance with §. See
  • Association captive insurance company: means an association captive insurance company described in §. See
  • Average weekly wages: means the earnings of the injured employee in the employment in which the injured employee was working at the time of the injury during the period of fifty-two (52) weeks immediately preceding the date of the injury divided by fifty-two (52). See
  • Benefit review conference: means a nonadversarial, informal dispute resolution proceeding to mediate and resolve workers' compensation disputes as provided in this chapter. See
  • Board: means the board of directors of the competitive state compensation insurance fund. See
  • Case management: means medical case management or the ongoing coordination of medical care services provided to an injured or disabled employee on all cases where medical care expenses are expected to exceed a threshold. See
  • 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
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See
  • Construction design professional: means :

    (A) Any person possessing a valid registration or license entitling that person to practice the technical profession of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture or land surveying in this state. See

  • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See
  • Electric cooperative: means an electric cooperative or electric membership corporation, whether organized or operating under the provisions of title
  • Employee: includes every person, including a minor, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, the president, any vice president, secretary, treasurer or other executive officer of a corporate employer without regard to the nature of the duties of the corporate officials, in the service of an employer, as employer is defined in subdivision (11), under any contract of hire or apprenticeship, written or implied. See
  • Employer: includes any individual, firm, association or corporation, the receiver or trustee of the individual, firm, association or corporation, or the legal representative of a deceased employer, using the services of not less than five (5) persons for pay, except as provided in §. See
  • Fund: means the competitive state compensation insurance fund. See
  • Interlocal agreement: means an agreement authorized by title
  • Maximum total benefit: means the sum of all weekly benefits to which a worker may be entitled. See
  • Maximum weekly benefit: means the maximum compensation payable to the worker per week. See
  • Mental injury: means a loss of mental faculties or a mental or behavioral disorder where the proximate cause is a compensable physical injury resulting in a permanent disability, or an identifiable work-related event resulting in a sudden or unusual mental stimulus. See
  • Minimum weekly benefit: means the minimum compensation per week payable to the worker. See
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Municipal utility: means any governmental entity as defined in §. See
  • Non compos mentis: includes all persons of unsound mind. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • occupational diseases: means all diseases arising out of and in the course of employment. See
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Personal 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
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • specialist: means a department employee who provides information and communication services regarding workers' compensation for employees and employers, and who conducts benefit review conferences and performs other duties as provided in this chapter. See
  • 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
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Utilization review: means evaluation of the necessity, appropriateness, efficiency and quality of medical care services provided to an injured or disabled employee based on medically accepted standards and an objective evaluation of those services provided. See
  • 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