If this has been posted already please delete. I encourage Tn. residents to read the EO or at least google it. There is quite a bit in it, most concerning being:
link to pdf of Executive order 83:
Lee’s Executive Order Opens Door For Construction Of Temporary Quarantine/Isolation Facilities In TN - Tennessee Conservative (tennesseeconservativenews.com)
8. Discretion to utilize National Guard and State Guard members in connection with certain health care and m rgency services operations. This Paragraph 8 is issued for the limited purpose of authorizing personnel recognized under Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 58-1-203, 58-1-204, and 58-1-402 (collectively, "Personnel"), to serve in certain health care and emergency services roles to reduce system capacity strain resulting from COVID-19. Namely, Personnel may: (1) perform authorized diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in health care settings, including but not to limited to hospitals, emergency departments, and alternate care sites (collectively, "Facilities"); (2) perform authorized nursing and other functions in Facilities; and (3) operate public or privately owned, permitted ambulance service vehicles with a licensed service. Accordingly, the following provisions are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to facilitate this Paragraph 8: Tennessee Code Annotated, Titles 63 and Title 68, and related rules, with respect to licensure, continuing education, and other requirements for Personnel or Facilities utilizing Personnel; Title 68, Chapter 140, Part 3, with respect to Personnel and licensed ambulance services utilizing Personnel; and any other state or local law, order, rule, or regulation that would limit the application of this Paragraph 8 is hereby suspended to the extent necessary to facilitate this Paragraph 8. This Paragraph 8 is subject to the following conditions: a. No Personnel shall operate under this Paragraph 8 unless designated by the Adjutant General upon request or order of the Governor; b. Personnel operating pursuant to this Paragraph 8 shall have the appropriate training or skills in the area(s) pertaining to their designations; c. The Adjutant General and Commissioner of Health, or their designees, shall determine the Facilities to which Personnel are assigned, based on need and other reasonable factors, in their sole discretion; d. Any Facility to which Personnel are assigned must submit, in writing to the Commissioner of Health, the responsibilities and tasks that Personnel will be undertaking while operating pursuant to this Paragraph 8; e. A list of Personnel designated to operate under this Paragraph 8 and the Facility or setting in which such Personnel will be operating shall be 9. 10. 11. provided to the Commissioner of Health by the Adjutant General, and this list shall be updated from time to time as necessary;
14. Telephone assessments for involuntary commitment cases are permitted. The provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 33-4-108, are hereby suspended to the extent necessary to allow the issuance of a certificate of need under Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 33-6-404, for the emergency involuntary commitment of a person with a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance based upon a telephone assessment of such person by a mandatory pre-screening agent designated pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 33-6-104 and 33-6- 427, if the following conditions are met: a. The mandatory pre-screening agent is not reasonably able to conduct an evaluation in-person or via readily available telehealth services; and b. The mandatory pre-screening agent determines in the agent's professional judgment that conducting the assessment via telephone with the person is clinically appropriate.
18. Temporary quarantine and isolation facilties may b constructed I. The provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-202( c )( 1 )-(8), are hereby suspended to allow for the construction of temporary structures, the plans for which would otherwise be subject to review for new construction, additions, or substantial alterations, as directed by the Commissioner of Health and the Director of TEMA in response to COVID-19; provided, that there shall be inspections of such structures to ensure safety, as necessary.