3705.41 Vital records training.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Freestanding birthing center" has the same meaning as in section 3702.141 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Funeral services worker" means a person licensed as a funeral director or embalmer under Chapter 4717. of the Revised C ode or an individual responsible for the direct final disposition of a deceased person.

(3) "Hospital" means a hospital classified pursuant to rules adopted under section 3701.07 of the Revised Code as a general hospital or children's hospital and to which either of the following applies:

(a) The hospital has a maternity unit.

(b) The hospital receives for care infants who have been transferred to it from other facilities and who have never been discharged to their residences following birth.

(4) "Maternity unit" means the distinct portion of a hospital licensed as a maternity unit under Chapter 3711. of the Revised Code.

(B) At least annually, the state registrar shall offer to provide training for appropriate staff of hospitals and freestanding birthing centers, as well as funeral services workers, on their responsibilities under the laws of this state and any rules adopted pursuant to those laws pertaining to vital records. If provided, the training shall cover correct data entry procedures and time limits for reporting vital statistics information for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and consistency of the system of vital statistics.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 332, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.