3721.041 Vaccinations to be offered to residents.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Advisory committee" means the advisory committee on immunization practices of the United States centers for disease control and prevention or a successor committee or agency.

(2) "Physician" means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(B) Each home shall, on an annual basis, offer to each resident, in accordance with guidelines issued by the advisory committee, vaccination against influenza, unless a physician has determined that vaccination of the resident is medically inappropriate. The vaccine shall be of a form approved by the advisory committee for that calendar year. A resident may refuse vaccination.

(C) Each home shall offer to each resident, in accordance with guidelines issued by the advisory committee, vaccination against pneumococcal pneumonia, unless the resident has already received such vaccination or a physician has determined that vaccination of the resident is medically inappropriate. Each vaccine shall be of a form approved by the advisory committee for that calendar year. A resident may refuse vaccination.

(D) The director of health may adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as the director considers appropriate to implement this section.

Effective Date: 06-15-2006