As used in sections 3702.71 to 3702.81 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Primary care physician" means an individual who is authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery and is board certified or board eligible in a primary care specialty.
(B) "Primary care service" means professional comprehensive personal health services, which may include health education and disease prevention, treatment of uncomplicated health problems, diagnosis of chronic health problems, overall management of health care services for an individual or a family, and the services of a psychiatrist. "Primary care service" also includes providing the initial contact for health care services and making referrals for secondary and tertiary care and for continuity of health care services.
(C) "Primary care specialty" means general internal medicine, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, combined internal medicine and pediatrics, geriatrics, or family practice.
Effective Date: 11-24-1995; 09-29-2005; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008