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.
Please contact the Tennessee Cancer Registry at:
State of Tennessee
Department of Health
Policy, Planning and Assessment
Office of Cancer Surveillance
Tennessee Cancer Registry
Cordell Hull Building, 6th Floor North
425 Fifth Avenue, North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone (615) 253-5937 or (800) 547-3558
FAX (615) 532-7904
Staff Contacts: TCR Contacts