CHAPTER NO. 969

SENATE BILL NO. 2649

By Harper

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2347

By John DeBerry, Brenda Turner

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 3, Parts 3 and 5, relative to vital records.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-3-504, is amended by deleting the existing subsection (d) and replacing it with the following:

(d) For those fetal deaths which were delivered in the third trimester of pregnancy, certified copies of the reports required under this section may be issued to the parent(s) who are listed on the report provided, if requested; however, that medical information related to pregnancy history and delivery would not be shown on a certified copy.

SECTION 2. The department is herein authorized to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 28, 1998

APPROVED this day of 1998

Pursuant to Article III, Section 18, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Governor had Senate Bill No. 2649 in his possession longer than ten (10) days, so therefore the bill becomes law without the Governor's signature.