The following definitions shall apply to all rules promulgated by the commission on minority health, unless a specific paragraph explicitly defines or uses the word or term in a different manner:
(A) "Commission" means the commission on minority health.
(B) "Community-based health groups" mean any public or private nonprofit organizations providing services in ohio whose primary functions include health awareness, health promotion, health risk reduction, health education, disease prevention; and/or whose primary function is to serve minority groups; and which are located in or have established ties to minority communities.
(C) "Systemic lupus erythematosus" means a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that can cause symptoms in various parts of the body, especially the joints, blood and kidneys and that affects each person differently.
(D) "Support group" means an organized group of individuals lead by a trained facilitator in an effort to receive information, share experiences and coping/self-help techniques. The group may set its own format for meetings, which may include educational, facilitated discussions or social events. There should be no meeting/registration fees to attend.
(E) "Trained facilitator" means a trained support group facilitator may be professionally trained (i.e. psychologist, social worker, counselor, etc.); have taken the lupus foundation of america support group facilitator training program or the arthritis foundation systemic lupus erythematosus self-help course (SLESH) support group leader training; or taken a facilitation training course given by a professional qualified to foster group discussion, participation and dynamics, etc.
(F) "Lupus assessment tool" means a tool designed to identify those who are undiagnosed, yet living with lupus, based on the criteria established by the american college of rheumatology (ACR). If three or more questions are answered "yes", the respondent should be referred to his/her doctor and ask the physician about the possibility of lupus. (It is important not to self diagnose. The doctor will order the appropriate tests and will follow-up with the respondent.)