3701-4-01 Definitions.

As used in rules 3701-4-01 to 3701-4-03 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Cancer" means the types of cancer and other tumorous and precancerous diseases to be reported to the department and which includes:

(1) Any primary in situ or invasive malignant neoplasm (with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix); and

(2) Benign and borderline intracranial and central nervous system neoplasms.

(B) "Dentist" means a person who is licensed under section 4715.12 or 4715.15 of the Revised Code to practice dentistry.

(C) "Department" means the department of health.

(D) "Director" means the director of health.

(E) "Hospital" has the same meaning as in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Ohio cancer incidence surveillance system" means a population based cancer registry maintained at the department pursuant to section 3701.261 of the Revised Code to monitor the incidence of various types of malignant diseases in Ohio, make appropriate epidemiologic studies to determine any causal relations of such disease with occupational, nutritional, environmental, or infectious conditions, and alleviate or eliminate any such conditions.

(G) "Person providing diagnostic or treatment services to patients with cancer" means a person who diagnoses a patient as having cancer or provides treatment services (with the exception of end of life care) to patients for a cancer diagnosis in a health care facility including, but not limited to, an ambulatory surgical treatment center, a freestanding cancer treatment center, a radiation therapy center, a chemotherapy treatment center, a nursing home, an oncology or dermatology clinic, a laboratory, or any other facility which provides diagnostic or treatment services to patients with cancer.

(H) "Physician" means a person who holds a valid certificate issued under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code.

(I) "Protected health information" has the same meaning as in section 3701.17 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 10/19/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/04/2015 and 10/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.262
Rule Amplifies: 3701.262
Prior Effective Dates: 5/20/1993