Useful Laws and Rules

Uniform Administrative Procedures Act: Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-5-301, et seq.

The Uniform Administrative Procedures Act governs the conduct of administrative hearings.  You can access the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/.

Rules of the Tennessee Department of Human Services: Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1240-01, et seq.

These rules govern the programs that DHS administers.  You can access the Department’s rules at http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/1240/1240.htm.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:  

Some programs administered by the Department of Human Services (such as SNAP) are joint state and federal programs.  Those programs have federal regulations that govern them in addition to DHS’s rules.  You can access the federal regulations at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse.