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Exception for Limited Respite Care Services

Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 71-2-402 provides for an exemption from Adult Day Services licensure rules for religious institutions or organizations that provide limited respite care services.  

The law provides specific requirements that must be met for programs to qualify for the licensure exemption.   For more details, please visit http://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/110/pub/pc0607.pdf.

Religious institutions or organizations that wish to provide these services under the exception must register with the Department by submitting the following information for consideration:

  • Name of the religious organization or institution
  • Location and mailing address
  • Contact name, contact phone number, and email address
  • Days and hours of operation
  • Description/scope of the services offered

Please submit the above information for consideration to the Department by mail or email to:

Child and Adult Care Licensing
Attention: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Adult Day Services
Citizens Plaza Building
400 Deaderick Street, 8th Floor
Nashville, TN  37248
AdultDayServices.DHS@tn.gov