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Terms Used In Tennessee Code Title 68 > Health > Chapter 9

  • Approved hospitals: means hospitals approved by the commissioner as having adequate facilities and staff for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Chest disease hospitals: means state-owned hospitals established, operated and maintained by the department for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of tuberculosis. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • 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 health or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Division: means the division of tuberculosis control. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Physician: means any doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy duly licensed to practice the doctor's profession in Tennessee or the state in which the doctor resides and lawfully practices the doctor's profession. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuberculosis: means a disease caused by the human tubercle bacillus, whether infectious or noninfectious. See Tennessee Code 68-9-103
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105