3701-83-01 General definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Accreditation award letter" means an official letter stating the accreditation status and effective dates issued to a health care facility by an entity that the director has determined as having standards and a process for assessing compliance which equal or exceed the requirements of section 3702.30 of the Revised Code and the applicable requirements of Chapter 3701-83 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Administrator" means the person responsible for the overall daily management of the health care facility.

(C) "Advanced directives" means a written document executed in accordance with section 2133.02 or section 1337.12 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Current procedural terminology" or "CPT" means the comprehensive listing of medical terms and codes published by the American medical association for the uniform designation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in surgery, medicine and the specialties.

(E) "Dentist" means a person licensed under Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code to practice dentistry.

(F) "Department" means the Ohio department of health.

(G) "Dialysis station" or "station" means the equipment used to provide chronic maintenance dialysis for a single patient at a given time, including equipment used for self-dialysis and isolation stations.

(H) "Director" means the director of health or any official or employee of the department designated by the director of health.

(I) "Health care facility" or "HCF" means any of the following:

(1) An ambulatory surgical facility as defined in rule 3701-83-15 of the Administrative Code;

(2) A freestanding dialysis center as defined in rule 3701-83-23 of the Administrative Code;

(3) A freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facility as defined in rule 3701-83-25 of the Administrative Code;

(4) A freestanding birthing center as defined in rule 3701-83-33 of the Administrative Code;

(5) A freestanding radiation therapy center as defined in rule 3701-83-43 of the Administrative Code; and

(6) A freestanding or mobile diagnostic imaging center as defined in rule 3701-83-51 of the Administrative Code.

(J) "Hospital" means an institution required to be registered under section 3701.07 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Licensed practical nurse" or "LPN" means a person licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse.

(L) "Medical director" means the physician who is responsible for managing and directing the provision of medical services at the health care facility unless otherwise indicated in Chapter 3701-83 of the Administrative Code.

(M) "Nurse" means either a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse.

(N) "Owner" means any person who holds a legal, equitable, or possessory interest of any kind in a health care facility, including, without limitation, a trust, vendor, vendee, lessor, or lessee. Owner does not include a person who holds indicia of ownership primarily to protect the person's security interest in the health care facility.

(O) "Patient" means any individual who receives services in a health care facility.

(P) "Patient representative" means either a person acting on behalf of a patient with the consent of the patient or the patient's legal guardian.

(Q) "Personnel" means all individuals working in the health care facility.

(R) "Physician" means a person who is licensed under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(S) "Podiatrist" means a person licensed to practice podiatry under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code.

(T) "Registered nurse" or "RN" means a person who is licensed under section 4723. of the Revised Code to practice nursing as a registered nurse.

(U) "Staff member" or "staff" means the administrator and individuals providing direct care to patients on a full-time, part-time, temporary, contract or voluntary basis. "Staff member" does not include a volunteer who provides direct care only to a member of his or her family.

(V) "Surgery" means any medical procedure performed upon the body of a living human being, regardless of the length of time the procedure takes, involving the invasion, alteration, cutting, disruption, destruction, resection, or removal of human tissue or bone by use of sharp-edged instruments, lasers, electrical cautery, cryoprobes, or any other medically accepted means for the purposes of preserving health, diagnosing or curing disease, repairing injury, correcting deformity or defects, prolonging life, relieving suffering, or for aesthetic, reconstructive, or cosmetic purposes. "Surgery" does not include the suturing of minor lacerations.

Effective: 04/24/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/07/2011 and 02/10/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.13 ; 3702.30
Rule Amplifies: 3702.12 ; 3702.13 ; 3702.30
Prior Effective Dates: 1/13/1996, 9/5/02, 6/1/06