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Terms Used In Tennessee Code Title 68 > Health > Chapter 30

  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Agent: means an individual:

    (A) Authorized to make healthcare decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for healthcare or an advance directive. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102

  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • 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
  • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this part, a fetus. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Document of gift: includes a statement or symbol on a driver license, identification card, or donor registry. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Donor registry: means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Driver license: means a license or permit issued by the department of safety to operate a vehicle, whether or not conditions are attached to the license or permit. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state, or a subdivision of a state. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Minor: means an individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • next of kin: includes , in order, the decedent's spouse. See Tennessee Code 68-30-301
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the secretary of the United States department of health and human services as an organ procurement organization. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Part: means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • 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
  • Refusal: means a record under §. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

    (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102

  • 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
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • 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
  • Technician: includes an enucleator. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • Transplant hospital: means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients. See Tennessee Code 68-30-102
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105