Health and Welfare includes such areas as the environment, housing, TennCare, children's services, land acquisition, and agencies that take care of the health and well-being of all Tennesseans.
The Environmental Division enforces civil environmental protection laws regarding clean air, clean water, hazardous waste, and other areas. The division also gives advice to and reviews regulations for the Department of Environment and Conservation and represents the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The Financial Division provides legal services for much of the State's business-related activities such as investments of the State Treasury and the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. The division represents a number of agencies handling issues of government financing, banking, and insurance regulation.
The General Civil Division handles a wide variety of civil matters representing a number of state departments, boards, and agencies including the Departments of Children's Services, Human Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Labor and Workforce Development, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Agriculture, Tourist Development, Veterans Affairs, and Military.
The Health Care Division primarily provides legal advice and representation to the Bureau of TennCare and the Department of Health and its health-related boards such as the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Nursing, and the Board of Optometry along with the Health Services Development Agency.
The Real Property and Transportation Division represents the state in land acquisition for all purposes. Most of the work performed by the division involves the Tennessee Department of Transportation. In addition to Nashville, the Real Property Division has regional offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Jackson.