As used in rules 3701-19-30 to 3701-19-52 of the Administrative Code:
(A) "Advanced Practice Nurse" means a registered nurse authorized to practice as a certified nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife or certified nurse practitioner in accordance with section 4723.41 of the Revised Code;
(B) "Applicant" means a person or public agency that submits an application for a license to provide a pediatric respite care program under rule 3701-19-32 of the Administrative Code.
(C) "Attending physician" means the physician identified by the pediatric respite care patient or the pediatric respite care patient's family as having primary responsibility for the pediatric respite care patient's medical care.
(D) "Child Life Specialist" means an individual who has a minimum of a bachelor's degree in child life, child development and other related field.
(E) "Dietitian" means an individual licensed under Chapter 4759. of the Revised Code to practice dietetics.
(F) "Director" means the director of health or any official or employee of the department of health designated by the director of health.
(G) "Governing body" means the entity that has ultimate responsibility and authority for the overall operation of a pediatric respite care program, as specified in rule 3701-19-37 of the Administrative Code.
(H) "Inpatient facility" means a facility that either is operated by or under contract with a pediatric respite care program for the purpose of providing inpatient care to the program's patients.
(I) "Inpatient pediatric respite care facility" means a building or leased unit operated by a pediatric respite care program where the pediatric respite care program directly provides accommodations and pediatric respite care services for its pediatric respite care patients.
(J) "Interdisciplinary plan of care" or "plan of care" means the interdisciplinary plan for care of a pediatric respite care patient and his or her family prepared under rule 3701-19-40 of the Administrative Code.
(K) "Interdisciplinary team" means a working unit composed of professional and lay persons that includes at a minimum a physician, a registered nurse, a social worker, a child life specialist, and a member of the clergy or a counselor.
(L) "Licensed Practical Nurse" means a person licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse.
(M) "Nurse" means a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
(N) "Palliative care" means treatment for a patient with a serious or life-threatening illness directed at controlling pain, relieving other symptoms, and enhancing the quality of life of the patient and the patient's family rather than treatment for the purpose of cure. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to mean that palliative care can be provided only as a component of a pediatric respite care program.
(O) "Pediatric respite care patient" or "patient" means a patient, other than a hospice patient, who is less than twenty-seven years of age who has been diagnosed with a disease or condition prior to the age of eighteen that is life threatening and is expected to shorten the life expectancy that would have applied to the patient absent the patient's diagnosis, regardless of whether the patient is terminally ill, who has voluntarily requested and is receiving care from a licensed pediatric respite care program.
(P) "Pediatric respite care program" means a program operated by a person or public agency that provides inpatient respite care and related services, including all of the following services, only to pediatric respite care patients and pediatric respite care patients' families, in order to meet the physical, psychological, spiritual, and other special needs that are experienced during or leading up to the final stages of illness, dying, and bereavement:
(1) Short-term inpatient care, including both palliative and respite care and procedures;
(2) Nursing care by or under the supervision of a registered nurse;
(3) Physicians' services;
(4) Medical social services by a social worker under the director of a physician;
(5) Medical supplies, including drugs and biologicals, and the use of medical appliances;
(6) Counseling for pediatric respite care patients and pediatric respite care patients' families; and
(7) Bereavement services for respite care patients' families.
(Q) "Pediatric respite care program patient's family" or "family" means a pediatric respite care program patient's immediate family members, including a spouse, brother, sister, child, parent, and any other relative or individual who has significant personal ties to the patient and who is designated as a member of the patient's family by mutual agreement of the patient, the relative or individual, and the patient's interdisciplinary team.
(R) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, and association.
(S) "Physician" means a person authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.
(T) "Registered nurse" means a person registered under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code to practice professional nursing.
(U) "Respite care" means inpatient care services provided by the pediatric respite care program to give temporary relief to a pediatric respite care patient's family or other caregivers.
(V) "Short-term" means a period of respite care up to and including, twenty-eight days.
(W) "Social worker" means a person licensed under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code to practice as a social worker or independent social worker.
(X) "Volunteer" means a lay or professional person who provides his or her services to a pediatric respite care program without compensation.