Part 1 Board of Medical Examiners 63-6-101 – 63-6-105
Part 2 General Provisions 63-6-201 – 63-6-246
Part 3 Phil Timp–amanda Wilcox Right to Try Act 63-6-301 – 63-6-309
Part 4 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact 63-6-401 – 63-6-402
Part 5 Physicians’ Conflict of Interest Disclosure Act of 1991 63-6-501 – 63-6-503
Part 6 Health Care Referrals 63-6-601 – 63-6-608
Part 7 Volunteer Health Care Services Act 63-6-701 – 63-6-712
Part 8 Genetic Counselors’ Licensing Act 63-6-801 – 63-6-808
Part 9 Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy 63-6-901 – 63-6-902
Part 10 Acupuncture 63-6-1001 – 63-6-1010
Part 12 Cytopathology Services 63-6-1201 – 63-6-1207

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 63 > Chapter 6 - Medicine and Surgery

  • ABGC: means the American Board of Genetic Counseling. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
  • ABMG: means the American Board of Medical Genetics. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
  • ACAOM: means the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
  • Acupuncture: means a form of health care developed from traditional and modern oriental medical concepts that employs oriental medical diagnosis and treatment and adjunctive therapies and diagnostic techniques for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and the prevention of disease. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
  • ADS: means an acupuncture detoxification specialist trained in, and who performs only, the five-point auricular detoxification treatment. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
  • Advanced illness: means a progressive disease or medical or surgical condition that entails significant functional impairment, that is not considered by a treating physician to be reversible even with administration of current federal drug administration approved and available treatments, and that, without life-sustaining procedures, will soon result in death. See Tennessee Code 63-6-302
  • Adverse event: means any untoward medical occurrence associated with the use of an investigational drug, biological product, or device in humans, regardless if drug-related. See Tennessee Code 63-6-302
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Benefit: means anything reasonably regarded as economic gain, enhancement or advantage, including benefit to any other person in whose welfare the beneficiary is interested. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
  • Board: means the board of medical examiners, created by § 63-6-101. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
  • Board: means the Tennessee board of medical examiners. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
  • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated, to:
    1. Commit any offense. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
    2. Credit card: means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, charge plate or by any other name, which purports to evidence an understanding to pay for property or services delivered or rendered to or upon the order of a designated person or bearer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
    3. Cytopathology services: means the examination of cells from fluids, aspirates, washings, brushings or smears, including the Pap test examination performed by a physician or under the supervision of a physician. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1201
    4. Debit card: means any real or forged instrument, writing or other evidence known by any name issued with or without a fee by an issuer for the use of a depositor in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value, payment of which is made against funds previously deposited in an account with the issuer. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
    5. Deception: means that a person knowingly:
      1. Creates or reinforces a false impression by words or conduct, including false impressions of fact, law, value or intention or other state of mind that the person does not believe to be true. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
      2. Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
      3. Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
      4. Deprive: means to:
        1. Withhold property from the owner permanently or for such a period of time as to substantially diminish the value or enjoyment of the property to the owner. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        2. Division: means the division of health related boards within the department. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
        3. Effective consent: means assent in fact, whether express or apparent, including assent by one legally authorized to act for another. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
        4. Eligible patient: means an individual who meets all of the following conditions:
          1. Has an advanced illness, attested to by the patient's treating physician and confirmed by a second physician. See Tennessee Code 63-6-302
          2. Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
          3. Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
          4. Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
          5. Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
          6. Free clinic: means a not for profit, out-patient, nonhospital facility in which a health care provider engages in the voluntary provision of health care services to patients without charge to the recipient of the services or to a third party. See Tennessee Code 63-6-703
          7. Genetic counselor: means a person licensed under this part to engage in the practice of genetic counseling. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
          8. health care entity: means and includes a health care facility and an agency, company or health care professional, other than the referring physician, providing health care services. See Tennessee Code 63-6-601
          9. Health care facility: means and includes any real property or equipment of a health care institution as that term is defined in § 68-11-1602. See Tennessee Code 63-6-601
          10. Health care provider: means any physician, surgeon, dentist, nurse, optometrist or other practitioner of a health care discipline, the professional practice of which requires licensure or certification under this title or under a comparable provision of law of another state, territory, district or possession of the United States. See Tennessee Code 63-6-703
          11. Image: means any capturing of sound waves, thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, or other electromagnetic waves, odor, or other conditions existing on or about real property in this state or an individual located on that property. See Tennessee Code 39-13-901
          12. Issuer: means the business organization or financial institution or its duly authorized agent which issues a credit or debit card. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
          13. Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
          14. Library: means any:
            1. Public library. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
            2. Licensed health care provider: means any health care provider holding a current license or certificate issued under:
              1. This title. See Tennessee Code 63-6-703
              2. NADA: means the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
              3. NCCAOM: means the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
              4. Onsite medical clinic: means a medical clinic located on the premises of the patient's employer for which cytopathology services are provided and for which a patient has no financial obligation to pay for the cytopathology services. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1201
              5. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
              6. Owner: means a person, other than the defendant, who has possession of or any interest other than a mortgage, deed of trust or security interest in property, even though that possession or interest is unlawful and without whose consent the defendant has no authority to exert control over the property. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              7. Person: includes the singular and the plural and means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, copartnership, association, corporation, governmental subdivision or agency, or other organization or other legal entity, or any agent or servant thereof. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              8. Practice of acupuncture: means the insertion of acupuncture needles and the application of moxibustion to specific areas of the human body based on oriental medical diagnosis as a primary mode of therapy. See Tennessee Code 63-6-1001
              9. Practice of genetic counseling: means the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease performed pursuant to a referral. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
              10. Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
              11. Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
              12. Property: means anything of value, including, but not limited to, money, real estate, tangible or intangible personal property, including anything severed from land, library material, contract rights, choses-in-action, interests in or claims to wealth, credit, admission or transportation tickets, captured or domestic animals, food and drink, electric or other power. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              13. Receiving: includes , but is not limited to, acquiring possession, control, title or taking a security interest in the property. See Tennessee Code 39-14-102
              14. Referral: means a written or telecommunicated authorization for genetic counseling services from a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant who has an agreement and signed protocols with a supervising physician that authorizes referrals to a genetic counselor. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
              15. Regularly practice: means to practice for more than sixty (60) days within any ninety-day period. See Tennessee Code 63-6-703
              16. Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
              17. Services: includes labor, skill, professional service, transportation, telephone, mail, gas, electricity, steam, water, cable television, entertainment subscription service or other public services, accommodations in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admissions to exhibitions, use of vehicles or other movable property, and any other activity or product considered in the ordinary course of business to be a service, regardless of whether it is listed in this subdivision (a)(37) or a specific statute exists covering the same or similar conduct. See Tennessee Code 39-11-106
              18. Sponsoring organization: means any organization that organizes or arranges for the voluntary provision of health care services and that registers with the department of health as a sponsoring organization in accordance with § 63-6-706 and charges recipients based on one (1) of the following criteria:
                1. On a sliding scale according to income. See Tennessee Code 63-6-703
                2. Supervision: means the ongoing, direct clinical review for the purposes of training or teaching by an approved supervisor who monitors the performance or a person's supervised interaction with a client and provides regular documented face-to-face consultation, guidance and instructions with respect to the clinical skills and competencies of the person supervised. See Tennessee Code 63-6-802
                3. Testify: Answer questions in court.
                4. Unmanned aircraft: means an airborne device that is operated without an individual in or on the device. See Tennessee Code 39-13-901
                5. Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
                6. Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
                7. Voluntary provision of health care services: means the providing of professional health care services by the health care provider either without charge to the recipient of the services or to a third party, or recipients are charged on a sliding scale according to income. See Tennessee Code 63-6-703
                8. Writing: includes printing or any other method of recording information, money, coins, tokens, stamps, seals, credit cards, badges, trademarks, and symbols of value, right, privilege or identification. See Tennessee Code 39-14-114