The following definitions shall apply to Chapter 5123:2-6 of the Administrative Code:
(E) "Contact hour" has the same meaning as in Chapter 4723-14 of the Administrative Code.
(F) "County board" means a county board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities established under Chapter 5126. of the Revised Code or a regional council of government formed under section 5126.13 of the Revised Code by two or more county boards.
(G) "Delegable nursing task" means a nursing task, which a licensed nurse has determined meets the provisions listed in Chapter 4723-13 of the Administrative Code.
(J) "Early intervention, preschool or school-age services" means those services offered or provided under Chapter 5123. or Chapter 5126. of the Revised Code.
(L) "Health-related activities" means the following:
(1) Taking vital signs;
(2) Application of clean dressings that do not require health assessment;
(3) Basic measurement of bodily intake and output;
(4) Oral suctioning;
(5) Use of glucometers;
(6) External urinary catheter care;
(7) Emptying and replacing colostomy bags;
(8) Collection of specimens by noninvasive means.
(M) "ICF/MR" means an intermediate care facility for people with mental retardation.
(N) "Individual" means a person with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities.
(P) "Licensed nurse" means a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse who holds a current valid license to practice nursing in Ohio.
(S) "MR/DD personnel" means the employees and the workers under contract who provide specialized services to individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. "MR/DD personnel" includes those who provide the services as follows:
(1) Through direct employment with the department of developmental disabilities or a county board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities;
(2) Through an entity under contract with the department of developmental disabilities or a county board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities; or
(3) Through direct employment or being under contract with private entities, including private entities that operate residential facilities.
(U) "Nursing delegation" means the process established in rules adopted by the Ohio board of nursing pursuant to Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code under which a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse acting at the direction of a registered nurse transfers the performance of a particular nursing activity, task, or prescribed medication administration to another person who is not otherwise authorized to perform the activity, task, or prescribed medication administration.
(V) "Oral prescribed medication" means any prescribed medication that can be ingested through the mouth.
(W) "Prescribed medication" means a drug that is to be administered according to the instructions of a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs.
(X) "Prescribed medication error" means the administration of the wrong prescribed medication (which includes outdated prescribed medication and prescribed medication not stored in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer or the pharmacist), administration of the wrong dose of prescribed medication, administration of prescribed medication at the wrong time, administration of prescribed medication by the wrong route, or administration of prescribed medication to the wrong person.
(Y) "Prescribed medication via stable labeled gastrostomy tube or stable labeled jejunostomy tube" means administration of an oral prescribed medication to an individual through a stable labeled gastrostomy tube or a stable labeled jejunostomy tube.
(CC) "Subcutaneous insulin injection" includes injection of prescribed insulin by syringe and needle subcutaneous injection, and by insulin pump injection.
(DD) "Task" means a task that is prescribed, ordered, delegated, or otherwise directed by a health care professional acting within the scope of the professional's practice.
(EE) "Topical prescribed medication" means any prescribed medication that is applied to the outer skin, and eye, ear, or nose drops. "Topical medication" may include transdermal prescribed medication or vaginal or rectal suppositories.
(FF) "Train the instructor program" means the program for training registered nurses to train MR/DD personnel and for training registered nurses to train other registered nurses to train MR/DD personnel in the administration of oral and topical prescribed medications and health-related activities, administration of food and prescribed medication via stable labeled gastrostomy tube or jejunostomy tube, administration of subcutaneous insulin injections, or performance of delegable nursing tasks pursuant to Chapter 4723-13 of the Administrative Code.
(GG) "Tube feeding" means the provision of prescribed nutrition to an individual through a stable labeled gastrostomy tube or a stable labeled jejunostomy tube.
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5123.04 , 5123.42 , 5123.46
Rule Amplifies: 5123.04 , 5123.41 to 5123.47
Prior Effective Dates: 09/30/1993 (Emer.), 12/29/1993, 05/16/1994 (Emer.), 08/06/1994, 06/30/1995, 02/14/2000, 10/22/2003 (Emer.), 01/08/2004