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Navigating Tenn. Code Ann. §29-26-121(a)(5) and interpreting its requirements
Bill Rieder, Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, P.C.
In 2015, the General Assembly enacted Tenn. Code Ann. §29-26-102, and amended Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-121 to add subsection 121(a)(5). Subsection 121(a)(5) states:
In the event a person, entity, or health care provider receives notice of a potential claim for health care liability pursuant to this subsection (a), the person, entity, or health care provider shall, within thirty (30) days of receiving the notice, based upon any reasonable knowledge and information available, provide written notice to the potential claimant of any other person, entity, or health care provider who may be a properly named defendant.[i]
Subsection 121(a)(5)’s meaning is ambiguous because . . .