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Equity and Disparities in Tennessee

        Tennessee has created an office of minority health within the department of health for the purpose of advocating to enhance the quality of life and to address any disparity of health services available for minorities in the state.1  The office has a number of duties, which include the assessment of health needs of the minority population, the recommendation of programs sensitive to cultural, linguistic, and ethnic needs of the minority population and the dissemination of information on the availability of minority health services.2



  • 1. Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-1-2201 (2012)
  • 2. Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-1-2203 (2012)


Equity and Disparities in Tennessee

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Equity and Disparities Tenn. Code Ann. ยง 68-1-2203 - Functions of the Tennessee Office of Minority Health The functions of the Tennessee Office of Minority Health are as follows: To help the Commissioner of Health assess the health needs of the...
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-07-03-.02 - Discharge Data Reporting Requirements for Hospitals All hospitals are required to report discharge data as specified by the Department of Health.  The minimum information required to be reported...
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-07-04-.04 - Required Data Elements for Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers Each licensed ambulatory surgical treatment center (ASTC) must report the following data elements for each discharge regardless of payer: 1. ...