CHAPTER NO. 980
HOUSE BILL NO. 1703
By Representative Eckles
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1001
By Senator Fowler
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 11, relative to health care facilities.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-306)(b), is amended by deleting paragraph (2) in its entirety and substituting instead the following:
(2) The original documents so reproduced may be destroyed pursuant to the procedures set forth in section 68-11-305(c), and any such reproduction or copy of an original hospital record or part thereof shall be deemed to be the original hospital record or part thereof for all purposes, subject to retention and retirement as provided in section 68-11-305 and subsection (a).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
PASSED: April 29, 1998
APPROVED this 18th day of May 1998