3701-55-01 Definitions.

(A) "Bureau of public health laboratory" means the bureau which is responsible for operating the Ohio department of health laboratory established by section 3701.22 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Certified nurse midwife" means a registered nurse who holds a valid certificate of authority issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the practice of nursing as a certified nurse midwife in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the board of nursing.

(C) "Certified nurse practitioner" means a registered nurse who holds a valid certificate of authority issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the practice of nursing as a certified nurse practitioner in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the board of nursing.

(D) "Clinical nurse specialist" means a registered nurse who holds a valid certificate of authority issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the practice of nursing as a clinical nurse specialist in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the board of nursing.

(E) "Director" means the director of health or his or her designee.

(F) "Freestanding birthing center" means a facility other than a hospital perinatal unit providing obstetrical delivery services registered under section 3702.30 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Health commissioner" means the health commissioner of a general, city or county health district or the individual with the responsibilities of a health commissioner in a city or county health district.

(H) "Hospital" means an institution classified and registered as a hospital under section 3701.07 of the Revised Code that has a maternity unit or newborn nursery.

(I) "Physician" means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(J) "Bureau for children with medical handicaps" means a health care program in the Ohio department of health established by section 3701.023 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Initial specimen" means the first satisfactory newborn screening blood sample collected on an infant.

(L) "Repeat specimen" means a newborn screening blood sample collected subsequent to a satisfactory initial specimen.

(M) "Unsatisfactory specimen" means a newborn screening blood sample for which testing cannot be performed or interpreted due to errors occurring during the collection, shipping, or testing phase.

Effective: 02/13/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/27/2013 and 11/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.501
Rule Amplifies: 3701.501
Prior Effective Dates: 2/15/1999, 3/17/03 (Emer.), 6/15/03, 2/13/09