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Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-10-113 - Confidentiality of records and information fo sexually transmitted diseases

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All records of known or suspected cases of sexually transmitted disease that are held by the Department of Health or local health office must remain confidential.  Medical or epidemiological information may be released or made public in the following circumstances:

  1. For statistical purposes, in a way that no individual can be identified;
  2. With the consent of the individuals identified in the information;
  3. To medical personnel, state agencies, or courts to enforce regulations dealing with control and treatment of STDs;
  4. To medical personnel in a medical emergency to protect the health or life of the patient; or
  5. During a legal proceeding when ordered by a judge in appropriate circumstances.

If the individual is a minor under the age of 13, only the person’s name, address, age, and STD treated can be reported to the appropriate agents.  Disclosure of this information is extremely limited and usually must be sealed or protected. 


Current as of June 2015