341.19 Reimbursing county for its expenses incurred by reason of person's confinement.

(A) Pursuant to section 2929.37 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners may require a person who was convicted of an offense and who is confined in the county jail to reimburse the county for its expenses incurred by reason of the person's confinement.

(B) Notwithstanding any contrary provision in this section or section 2929.18 , 2929.28 , or 2929.37 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners may establish a policy that complies with section 2929.38 of the Revised Code and that requires any prisoner who is not indigent and who is confined in the county's jail under this section to pay a reception fee, a fee for any medical treatment or service requested by and provided to that prisoner, or the fee for a random drug test assessed under division (E) of section 341.26 of the Revised Code.

(C) If a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to an offense is sentenced to a term in a jail, or if a person who has been arrested for an offense, and who has been denied bail or has had bail set and has not been released on bail is confined in jail pending trial, at the time of reception and at other times the sheriff or other person in charge of the operation of the jail determines to be appropriate, the sheriff or other person in charge of the operation of the jail may cause the convicted or accused offender to be examined and tested for tuberculosis, HIV infection, hepatitis, including but not limited to hepatitis A, B, and C, and other contagious diseases. The sheriff or other person in charge of the operation of the jail may cause a convicted or accused offender in the jail who refuses to be tested or treated for tuberculosis, HIV infection, hepatitis, including but not limited to hepatitis A, B, and C, or another contagious disease to be tested and treated involuntarily.

Cite as R.C. § 341.19

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2004