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Tennessee Cancer Registry

Cancer Reporting Facility Resources

Legislation Affecting the Tennessee Cancer Registry

T.C.A. 68-1-1001
In 1983 the Tennessee Legislature passed this law requiring hospitals and laboratories to report to the Department of Health information on patients diagnosed and/or treated for cancer in the state. In May, 2000, the Tennessee Legislature amended this law broadening its scope by expanding the number of reporting sources, allowing access to medical records in the event data is not reported, and provides for the interstate exchange of data.

Public Law 102-515
In 1992 the 102 Congress passed this law allowing states to receive federal grants to support population-based, statewide cancer registries. The Tennessee Cancer Registry has received federal funding from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) since 1997.

Rules and Regulations for the Tennessee Cancer Registry

Contact the Tennessee Cancer Registry

Please contact the Tennessee Cancer Registry at:

State of Tennessee
Department of Health
Policy, Planning and Assessment
Office of Cancer Surveillance
Tennessee Cancer Registry
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone 615-741–5548 or 800-547-3558
FAX 615-253-2399


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