SB 568 passed and will go into effect on 5/15/2022. HB 702 was substituted with SB 568. This bill was sponsored by Senator Johnson.
As introduced SB 568/HB 702 dealt with certificates of registration by the division of health-related boards. The bill was amended to prohibit discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status in the area of transplants by enacting the following:
68-31-104. Discrimination on the basis of COVID-19 vaccination status prohibited.
A covered entity shall not, solely on the basis of whether an individual has received or will receive a COVID-19 vaccine, do the following:
(1) Consider an individual ineligible for transplantation or receipt of an anatomical gift;
(2) Deny medical or other services related to transplantation, including:
(A) Evaluation; (B) Surgery; and (C) Counseling and treatment following transplantation;
(3) Refuse to refer an individual to a transplant center or specialist;
(4) Refuse to place an individual on an organ or tissue waiting list; or
(5) Place an individual at a position on an organ or tissue waiting list that is lower than the position at which the individual would have been placed if not for the individual's COVID-19 vaccine status.
Covered entities in the section of law are defined as:
(A) A healthcare provider;
(B) A hospital;
(C) An ambulatory surgical treatment center;
(D) A home care organization; or
(E) Any other entity responsible for matching anatomical gifts or organ donors to potential recipients;
https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0568&GA=112 - text, status and history for SB 568