(A) As used in this section, "state university" has the same meaning as in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code.
(B) The director of health shall:
(1) Establish a population-based cancer registry, which shall be known as the Ohio cancer incidence surveillance system, to monitor the incidence of various types of malignant diseases in Ohio, make appropriate epidemiologic studies to determine any causal relations of such diseases with occupational, nutritional, environmental, or infectious conditions, and alleviate or eliminate any such conditions;
(2) Advise, consult, cooperate with, and assist, by contract or otherwise, agencies of the state and federal government, agencies of the governments of other states, agencies of political subdivisions of this state, universities, private organizations, corporations, and associations for the purposes of division (B)(1) of this section;
(3) Accept and administer grants from the federal government or other sources, public or private, for carrying out any of the functions enumerated in divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section.
(C) The Ohio cancer incidence surveillance system shall follow a model of cancer data collection as set forth by the survey epidemiology and end results system (SEERS).
(D) The department may, by contract, designate a state university as an agent to implement some or all of this section and section 3701.262 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 09-29-1997 .