Is the lab subject to the open records law in its state? Yes
Is the lab subject to federal FOIA? No
Name: Farm Animal and Research Facilities Protection
Citation: T. C. A. § 39-14-801 - 806
Name: Tennessee Anti-Cruelty Laws
Citation: I.C. 35-46-3-0.1 - 15,36-8-3-18
Open Records Law
Name: Tennessee Public Records Act
Citation: T.C.A. § 10-7-501 et seq.
Only state residents can file requests. (Technically, universities and agencies have discretion to fulfill requests from non-residents, but this basically never happens.) Initial response time is seven business days. There are no appeals. The state’s Office of Open Records Counsel provides nonbinding mediation for disputes. Fees are charged for search/retrieval (first hour is free), review/redaction, and duplication. Universities can grant fee waivers.