Lawyer Detail

Jane Young

General Counsel

Tennessee Department of Health

Andrew Johnston Tower, 5th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243


Areas of Expertise

  • Death Investigation
  • Prescription Safety & Drug Abuse

Available For

  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Jane Young is general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Health. As general counsel, she is responsible for oversight of all legal matters for the department. This includes supervision of a large staff that provides legal work for more than 30 boards and numerous state public health programs. She also serves as ethics compliance officer for the Department of Health.

Jane has served as a staff attorney for the Tennessee Supreme Court and as senior counsel with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the State of Tennessee in state and federal courts in matters related to criminal appeals, employment, prison civil rights and education. She has also served as a staff attorney with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, she has also worked as an administrative law judge, and as a law clerk to a Court of Appeals judge.

Jane is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University.


  • Reporting of HIV Positive Patients - Tennessee Dept. of Health regional medical and nursing directors.
  • The Tennessee Prescription Safety Act - Presented to consortium of health care professionals.
  • The Tennessee Post-Mortem Act - Presented to state attorneys as a CLE presentation.