3727.54 Review of current staffing plan - recommendations.

(A) At least once every two years, the hospital-wide nursing care committee convened pursuant to section 3727.51 of the Revised Code shall do both of the following:

(1) Review how the nursing services staffing plan in effect at the time of the review does all of the following:

(a) Affects inpatient care outcomes;

(b) Affects clinical management;

(c) Facilitates a delivery system that provides, on a cost-effective basis, quality nursing care consistent with acceptable and prevailing standards of safe nursing care and evidence-based guidelines established by national nursing organizations.

(2) Make recommendations, based on the review conducted under division (A)(1) of this section, regarding how the nursing services staffing plan should be revised, if at all.

(B) For the purpose of maintaining a repository for public access, beginning in 2018, a hospital shall submit to the department of health, by March1of each even-numbered year, a copy of the hospital's nursing services staffing plan in effect at that time. The copy of the plan is a public record under section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Effective Date: 2008 HB346 09-12-2008.