Hospitals and Physicians: Tennessee requires all medical care providers to adhere to a retention policy of ten (10) years for adult medical records. For minor patients, the period is ten (10) years or until the patient’s 19th birthday, whichever is longer.
TENN. COMP. R. & REGS. 1200-08-01-.06
TENN. COMP. R. & REGS. 0880-02-.15
TENN. CODE ANN. § 68-11-305
TENN. CODE ANN. § 68-11-307