3727.06 Admission and medical supervision of patients.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Doctor" means an individual authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(2) "Podiatrist" means an individual authorized to practice podiatric medicine and surgery.

(B)

(1) Only the following may admit a patient to a hospital:

(a) A doctor who is a member of the hospital's medical staff ;

(b) A dentist who is a member of the hospital's medical staff ;

(c) A podiatrist who is a member of the hospital's medical staff ;

(d) A clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner if all of the following conditions are met:

(i) The clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner has a standard care arrangement entered into pursuant to section 4723.431 of the Revised Code with a collaborating doctor or podiatrist who is a member of the medical staff;

(ii) The patient will be under the medical supervision of the collaborating doctor or podiatrist;

(iii) The hospital has granted the clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, or certified nurse practitioner admitting privileges and appropriate credentials.

(e) A physician assistant if all of the following conditions are met:

(i) The physician assistant is listed on a supervision agreement approved under section 4730.19 of the Revised Code for a doctor or podiatrist who is a member of the hospital's medical staff.

(ii) The patient will be under the medical supervision of the supervising doctor or podiatrist.

(iii) The hospital has granted the physician assistant admitting privileges and appropriate credentials.

(2) Prior to admitting a patient, a clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or physician assistant shall notify the collaborating or supervising doctor or podiatrist of the planned admission.

(C) All hospital patients shall be under the medical supervision of a doctor, except that services that may be rendered by a licensed dentist pursuant to Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code provided to patients admitted solely for the purpose of receiving such services shall be under the supervision of the admitting dentist and that services that may be rendered by a podiatrist pursuant to section 4731.51 of the Revised Code provided to patients admitted solely for the purpose of receiving such services shall be under the supervision of the admitting podiatrist. If treatment not within the scope of Chapter 4715. or section 4731.51 of the Revised Code is required at the time of admission by a dentist or podiatrist, or becomes necessary during the course of hospital treatment by a dentist or podiatrist, such treatment shall be under the supervision of a doctor who is a member of the medical staff. It shall be the responsibility of the admitting dentist or podiatrist to make arrangements with a doctor who is a member of the medical staff to be responsible for the patient's treatment outside the scope of Chapter 4715. or section 4731.51 of the Revised Code when necessary during the patient's stay in the hospital.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 61, HB 139, §1, eff. 2/18/2014.

Effective Date: 08-06-2004