§ 56-54-101 Short Title
§ 56-54-102 Legislative Intent — Use of Information
§ 56-54-103 Chapter Definitions
§ 56-54-104 Applicability of Chapter
§ 56-54-105 Claims — Report
§ 56-54-106 Contents of Report
§ 56-54-107 Confidentiality of Information
§ 56-54-108 Cost of Implementation
§ 56-54-109 Violations — Civil Penalties — Hearing — Costs
§ 56-54-110 Adoption of Rules
§ 56-54-111 Annual Report

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 56 > Chapter 54 - Tennessee Health Care Liability Reporting Act

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Claim: means :

    1. A demand for monetary damages for injury or death caused by health care liability. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    2. Claimant: means a person, including a decedent's estate, that is seeking or has sought monetary damages for injury or death caused by health care liability. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    3. Closed claim: means a claim that has been settled or otherwise disposed of by the insuring entity, self-insurer, facility or provider. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    4. Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    5. Companion claims: means separate claims involving the same incident of health care liability made against other providers or facilities. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    6. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
    7. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    8. Decedent: A deceased person.
    9. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    10. Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
    11. Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
    12. Economic damages: means objectively verifiable monetary losses, including medical expenses, loss of earnings, burial costs, loss of use of property, cost of replacement or repair, cost of obtaining substitute domestic services, and loss of business or employment opportunities. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    13. 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.
    14. facility: means an entity licensed under title 68, including a clinic, diagnostic center, hospital, laboratory, mental health center, nursing home, office, surgical facility, treatment facility, or similar place where a health care provider provides health care to patients. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    15. Health care liability: means an actual or alleged negligent act, error, or omission in providing or failing to provide health care services. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
    16. Insuring entity: means :

      1. An authorized insurer. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      2. 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.
      3. Noneconomic damages: means subjective, nonmonetary losses, including pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, disability, or disfigurement incurred by the injured party, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, humiliation and injury to reputation, and destruction of the parent-child relationship. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
      4. Person: means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      5. 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
      6. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      7. provider: means :

        1. A person licensed in either title 63, except chapter 12, or title 68 to provide health care or related services, including, but not limited to, an acupuncturist, a physician, a surgeon, an osteopathic physician, a dentist, a nurse, an optometrist, a podiatrist, a chiropractor, a physical therapist, a psychologist, a pharmacist, an optician, a physician assistant, a certified professional midwife, an orthopedic physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
        2. 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
        3. Self-insurer: means any health care provider, facility, or other individual or entity that assumes operational or financial risk for claims of health care liability. See Tennessee Code 56-54-103
        4. Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
        5. 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
        6. Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
        7. Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
        8. Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
        9. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
        10. written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        11. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105