4731-23-01 Definitions.

As used in Chapter 4731-23 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Administer" means the direct application of a drug, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means to a person.

(B) "Delegate" means to transfer authority for the performance of a medical task to an unlicensed person.

(C) "On-site supervision" means that the physical presence of the physician is required in the same location (e.g., the physician's office suite) as the unlicensed person to whom the medical task has been delegated while the medical task is being performed. "On-site supervision" does not require the physician's presence in the same room.

(D) "Physician" means an individual authorized by Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatric medicine and surgery.

(E) "Task" includes, but is not limited to, a routine medical service not requiring the special skills of a licensed provider.

(F) "Unlicensed person" means an individual who is not licensed or otherwise specifically authorized by the Revised Code to perform the delegated medical task.

(G) "Drug" means the same as in division (E) of section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 11/30/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/16/2016 and 11/30/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05, 4731.053
Rule Amplifies: 4731.053, 4731.22, 4731.34
Prior Effective Dates: 9/30/01