341.192 Payment of outside medical provider for necessary care.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Jail" means a county jail, or a multicounty, municipal-county, or multicounty-municipal correctional center.

(2) "Medical provider" means a physician, hospital, laboratory, pharmacy, or other health care provider that is not employed by or under contract to a county, municipal corporation, township, the department of youth services, or the department of rehabilitation and correction to provide medical services to persons confined in a jail or state correctional institution, or is in the custody of a law enforcement officer.

(3) "Necessary care" means medical care of a nonelective nature that cannot be postponed until after the period of confinement of a person who is confined in a jail or state correctional institution, or is in the custody of a law enforcement officer without endangering the life or health of the person.

(B) If a physician employed by or under contract to a county, municipal corporation, township, the department of youth services, or the department of rehabilitation and correction to provide medical services to persons confined in a jail or state correctional institution determines that a person who is confined in the jail or state correctional institution or who is in the custody of a law enforcement officer prior to the person's confinement in a jail or state correctional institution requires necessary care that the physician cannot provide, the necessary care shall be provided by a medical provider. The county, municipal corporation, township, the department of youth services, or the department of rehabilitation and correction shall pay a medical provider for necessary care an amount not exceeding the authorized reimbursement rate for the same service established by the department of medicaid under the medicaid program.

Cite as R.C. § 341.192

History. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 09-29-2005; 2008 HB130 04-07-2009