Guidance for the Ethical Allocation of Scarce Resources During a Community-Wide Public Health Emergency as Declared by the Governor of Tennessee [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "The purpose of this guidance is to provide government leaders and healthcare professionals with an ethical framework to guide and support decisionmaking at the state, local and facility level during both preparation for and response to a community-wide emergency. By outlining and using these ethical values, the intent is to increase trust and solidarity among all stakeholders, including the general public. Governments, medical personnel, communities and individual citizens may face ethical challenges as a result of scarce critical resources and overwhelming surges. This guidance is designed to implement measures rapidly to minimize illness and death, as well as the adverse impact on social order and economic stability."
Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee State Government: https://www.tn.gov/