3701-83-35 Governing body - freestanding birthing centers.

(A) The governing body of each freestanding birthing center shall include at least one member who is a consumer and is not a health care provider.

(B) The governing body shall:

(1) Meet regularly to execute responsibilities for the operation of the center and shall maintain minutes of each meeting;

(2) Maintain records of the names and addresses of all owners, controlling parties, directors, and officers and shall establish a policy on conflict of interest disclosure;

(3) Formulate the mission, goals and long range plans for the center;

(4) Adopt bylaws and establish an organizational structure which clearly delineates lines of authority, responsibility, and accountability;

(5) Adopt policies and procedures for the orderly development, management, and operation of the center to ensure its compliance with applicable rules and regulations;

(6) Appoint the administrator and the director of patient services;

(7) Approve the qualifications for the center staff and ensure that all staff have the qualifications required by Chapter 3701-83 of the Administrative Code;

(8) Establish the quality assessment and performance improvement program required under rule 3701-83-12 of the Administrative Code;

(9) Establish policies and procedures for the handling of all legal matters relating to the operation of the center;

(10) Approve all contracts and agreements with individuals or service agencies, such as hospitals, laboratories, emergency transport, consulting specialists, teaching institutions, and organizations conducting research; and

(11) Encourage collaboration and networking with community agencies and special interest groups.

Effective: 7/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/16/2016 and 02/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.13, 3702.30
Rule Amplifies: 3702.12, 3702.13, 3702.30
Prior Effective Dates: 1/13/1996, 4/24/11