Tenn. Code § 68-2-609

Current through 2021-2022, ch. 1146
Section 68-2-609 - Orders of county health officer

The county health officer is empowered to order:

(1) Except as provided in Section 1 of this act, the quarantine of any place or person, if the county health officer finds that quarantine is necessary to protect the public health from an epidemic;
(2) The closure of any public establishment, facility or building if the county health officer finds unsanitary conditions of such a nature and extent to significantly threaten the public health; or
(3) The closure of any public establishment, facility or building, if the county health officer is otherwise authorized by law to take that action.
(4)Except as provided in title 14 and § 68-2-611, rules as are necessary or appropriate to protect the general health and safety of the county
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the county health officer may order:
(1) The quarantine of a place or person, if the county health officer finds that quarantine is necessary to protect the public health from an epidemic;
(2) The closure of a public establishment, facility, or building, if the county health officer finds unsanitary conditions of such a nature and extent to significantly threaten the public health. For purposes of this subdivision (a)(2), "unsanitary" does not mean free of agents of infection; or
(3) The closure of a public establishment, facility, or building, if the county health officer is otherwise authorized by law to take that action.
(b) The county health officer shall not issue an order under subsection (a) that closes a church or religious organization for purposes of worship services.
(c) An order issued in violation of this section is void and unenforceable.
(d)Except as provided in title 14 and § 68-2-611, rules as are necessary or appropriate to protect the general health and safety of the county.

T.C.A. § 68-2-609

Amended by 2022 Tenn. Acts, ch. 802,s 1, eff. 4/8/2022.
Amended by 2022 Tenn. Acts, ch. 786,s 2, eff. 4/8/2022.
Amended by 2021EX3 Tenn. Acts, ch. 4,s 5, eff. 11/12/2021.
Amended by 2021EX3 Tenn. Acts, ch. 4,s 2, eff. 11/12/2021.
Amended by 2021 Tenn. Acts, ch. 550,s 4, eff. 5/26/2021.
Acts 1985, ch. 172, § 1.