Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Tennessee

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ 

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 36, chapter 1
  • Child protection: title 37, chapter 1 (parts 1, 4, 6)
  • Child welfare: title 36, chapter 1 (part 1, § 36-1-113); title 37, chapters 2 (parts 2 through 4), 3 (part 6), 4 (part 2), 5 (part 6)
  • Guardianship: title 37, chapter 1 (part 8)
  • Youth services: title 37, chapter 2 (part 6)
  • Indian child welfare: title 36, chapter 6 (§ 36-6-207); title 37, chapter 1 (§ 37-1-101)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://sos.tn.gov/effective-rules

Notes:

See chapters 0250, 1240.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/qi/policies-reports-manuals/policiesprocedures.html

Notes:

See chapters 14 through 16.

Available documents include the following:

Other Resources

Tennessee Court Rules