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Posted by: Jarod Word on Feb 20, 2018
In a Connect newsletter sent Monday, we mistakenly linked to the legislation as introduced instead of the actual language of the law as enacted in 2016, which is below and is still in effect:
 
• Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 34-3-107(a)(2), is amended by adding the following new subdivision (P):
 
(P) The right to communication, visitation, or interaction with other persons, including the right to receive visitors, telephone calls, or personal mail;
 
• Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 34-3-108, is amended by adding the following new subsection (f):
 
(f) Any person listed in § 34-3-103(1)-(4) may petition the court to require the conservator to grant any of the rights provided in § 34-3-107(a)(2)(P). The prevailing party in a petition under this subsection (f) shall be entitled to court costs and reasonable attorney fees.
 
• Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 34-3-107, is amended by adding the following as a new subsection:
 
(c) If a respondent is unable to express consent to communication, visitation, or interaction with a person due to a physical or mental condition, then consent of the respondent may be presumed based on the respondent's prior relationship history with the person.
 
In addition, on March 13, 2017, Governor Haslam signed into law Public Chapter 24 removing “Campbell” from its name.