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Before making a public records request, please review the Tennessee Department of Health Public Records Policy and review the records posted online.  Tennessee Department of Health Public Records Policy.

See also, Tennessee Public Records Act (TPRA), Tennessee Code Annotated, § 10-7-501 et. seq. and Rule 1220-35-01-.01 et seq

All Public Record Requests must include:
Your FIRST AND LAST NAME
YOUR STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
State if you ARE/ARE NOT a TENNESSEE CITIZEN. Include a copy of your government-issued identification, such as your Tennessee driver’s license

Are you requesting:
INSPECTION :The Tennessee Public Records Act [“TPRA”] does not permit fees or require a written request for inspection only).
ON-SITE PICK-UP
USPS FIRST-CLASS MAIL
ELECTRONIC (your email address is required)
OTHER

RECORDS REQUESTED – Your request must provide enough detail to enable the records custodian to identify the specific records you are seeking.
Type of record
Timeframe or dates for the records requested
Subject Matter or Key Words related to the records requested.

FAQs
You will be charged the reasonable cost for producing copies of the records. You must pay the charges before the records are produced.
Confidential information will be removed from the records, as required by Tennessee or federal law.
The Department is not required to sort through files to compile information or to create or recreate a record that does not exist to satisfy a record request.

Submit requests to the Tennessee Department of Health, including details of your request

Department’s fillable form:
https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/public_records_request_form. If you use this form, include your government-issued identification as required by Department Policy.
Email Health.PRRC@tn.gov
Facsimile (615) 532-7668

In Writing
Andrew Johnson Tower
5th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Attn: Public Records Request

In Person
Andrew Johnson Tower
5th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

NOTE:The Tennessee Department of Health does not require use of any specific form for individuals to receive public records. The form is provided as a guide to assist requestors in submitting information required for a records request to be processed in a timely manner

Requesting Public Records from a different Tennessee State department or agency?

Consult that entity's website or contact the public record request coordinator identified on the Comptroller of the Treasury website. Public Records Requests (tn.gov).

For a directory State of Tennessee Government Departments and Agencies: Department Directory - TN.gov or Department Directory (tn.gov)

Technical Support

For technical support or problems viewing a webpage, please dial 629-888-5871 or 1-888-834-4375 and select one of the following options.

  • Option One (1) for Edison Helpdesk,
  • Option Two (2) for the STS Helpdesk or
  • Option Three (3) for the Health Service Desk

Request monthly Disciplinary Action Report by e-mail

Tennessee Department of Health issues a monthly media release listing all disciplinary actions taken by the health related boards during the prior month. Receive the monthly Disciplinary Action Report by e-mail. Please include your name, title/position, organization name, office phone and email in your request.

Request monthly Public Notice of Meetings by e-mail

The Tennessee Department of Health issues a monthly public notice of meetings of all government bodies whose actions can affect public policy. Receive the monthly notice news release by e-mail. Please include your name, title/position, organization name, office phone and email in your request.

Request TDH news releases by email

Tennessee Department of Health news releases are available online at www.tn.gov/health/news.html. Join our listserv to receive TDH news releases by email. Please include your name, title/position, organization name, office phone number and email address in your request.

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Health Care Facilities (615) 741-7221
Health Statistics (615) 741-1954
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Medical Records Licensed Practitioners (615) 532-3202
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Nursing License (615) 532-5166
Pharmacy License  (615) 253-1299
Physical Therapy License (615) 741-3807
Professional Counselors License (615) 741-5735
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Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Certificates) (615) 685-4700
 
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Emergency Preparedness (615) 741-7247
Environmental Epidemiology (615) 741-7247
Foodborne, Vector-borne or Zoonotic Diseases (615) 741-7247
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Call Center Manager (615) 248-3378
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Child Health and Development (CHAD) (615) 741-0329
Childhood Lead Poisoning (615) 253-0005
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Community Health Access Navigation in TN (CHANT) (615) 532-8758
Community Nutrition (615) 741-0227
Comprehensive Cancer Program (615) 253-8729
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (615) 532-0204
Epilepsy (615) 741-1230
Family Planning (615) 741-0224
Family and Youth Engagement (615) 741-0361
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Healthier Beginnings (615) 253-4137
Healthy Start (615) 741-0329
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Injury Prevention (615) 532-7778
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Poison Control (615) 532-6935
Prenatal Presumptive Eligibility Director (615) 248-3365
Primary Prevention Impact Services (615) 741-0378
Project Diabetes (615) 253-8745
Rape Prevention Education (615) 532-7768
Reproductive and Women’s Health (615) 741-0370
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (615) 741-0368
Tobacco (615) 253-2991
Traumatic Brain Injury (615) 741-1230
Welcome Baby (615) 741-0331
WIC, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Farmers Markets (615) 741-0253
 
Office of Health Disparities Elimination
Minority Health (615) 741-9443
Rural Health (615) 741-0380
State Health Access Program (615) 741-5226
State Conrad J-1 Visa Program (615) 741-2101
State Loan Repayment Program (615) 532-0195
State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (615) 741-0388
Uninsured Adult Primary Care and Emergency Dental Services  (615) 741-4545
 
Health Licensure and Regulation
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CLIA (615) 741-7023
Emergency Medical Services (615) 741-2584
  Toll Free (800) 778-4505
Health Care Facilities (615) 741-7221
  Toll Free (800) 778-4504
Health Care Facilities Complaint Hot Line (877) 287-0010
Health Related Boards (615) 532-3202
  Toll Free (800) 778-4123
Investigations (615) 532-3421
  Toll Free (800) 852-2187
Nurse Aide Questions (615) 532-5171
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Right to Know (615) 253-8746
 
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Pain Clinics
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    Owned by Osteopathic Physicians (615) 741-3218
    Owned by Physician Assistants (615) 741-3218
   Owned by Advanced Practice Nurses (615) 741-3218
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Behavioral Analysts (615) 741-5735
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Pain Management Clinic (615) 741-3218
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Polysomnography (615) 532-4384
Prof Counselors, Marital & Family Therapy, Pastoral Counselors (615) 741-5735
Psychology (615) 741-5735
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Respiratory Care (615) 532-5090
Social Workers (615) 741-5735
Veterinary (& Vet X-Ray, Animal Control, Euthanasia Techs) (615) 532-5090
 
Division of Information Technology Services Helpdesk (629) 888-5871
Division of Laboratory Services (615) 262-6300
Division of Policy, Planning and Assessment (615) 741-5001
Cancer Surveillance (615) 532-7903
Health Statistics Data Request (615) 741-4939
Vital Records (615) 685-4700
Medical Records Closed Licensed Facilities (615) 741-4411
 
Office of Communication and Media Relations (615) 741-9427
Office of Compliance Internal Audit (615) 741-1733
HIPAA (877) 280-0054
Title VI (615) 741-9421
 
To report suspicious or fraud, waste or abuse within the Department, contact the office of Internal Audit at (615) 741-1733 or the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline at (800) 232-5454.
 
Office of General Counsel (615) 532-7665 
  (615) 741-1611
 
Office of Health Policy Advisory (615) 741-9411
Office of Human Resources (615) 741-6350
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Employee Benefits (615) 532-8197
Human Resource Transactions/Attendance and Leave (615) 253-5604
Performance Evaluation (615) 741-6354
Office of Legislative Services (615) 741-3111
Office of Patient Care Advocacy (615) 741-5879
  Toll Free (800) 722-7901
Office of Quality Improvement and Accreditation (615) 532-9223
Office of Chief Medical Examiner (844) 860-4511
  Email Health.OSCME@tn.gov
Satellite Office - Johnson City (423) 439-8403
Office of Health Planning (615) 532-3161
The State Health Plan (615) 532-3161
Certificate of Need (615) 532-3161
 
Public Records Requests Health.PRRC@tn.gov
 
Commissioner's Office  
Interim Commissioner Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP (615) 741-3111