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CODE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TENNESSEE BAR ASSOCIATION AND THE TENNESSEE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

PREAMBLE

This Code recognizes that there is a significant interrelationship between medicine and law. A substantial part of that interrelationship is concerned with the problems of persons who are in need of the combined services of an attorney and a physician and that the individual problems in these circumstances are best served by the cooperative efforts of all concerned. It is believed that the interests of the patient/client can best be served when the two professions understand the goals and responsibilities of the other and work together with cooperation and mutual respect. Therefore, the members of the Tennessee Medical Association and the Tennessee Bar Association do adopt and recommend the following Code of Cooperation as standards of proper conduct for physicians and attorneys to promote understanding and cooperation between the two professions.

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