3727.71 Designation of lay caregiver.

(A) In the case of a patient who is at least fifty-five years of age and not unconscious or otherwise incapacitated at the time of admission, a hospital shall offer the patient or the patient's guardian an opportunity to designate a lay caregiver for the patient. The offer shall be made after the patient's admission and before the patient's discharge.

(B) In the case of a patient who is at least fifty-five years of age and unconscious or otherwise incapacitated at the time of admission, a hospital shall offer the patient or the patient's guardian an opportunity to designate a lay caregiver for the patient. The offer shall be made after the patient regains consciousness or capacity and before the patient's discharge.

Cite as R.C. § 3727.71

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 470, §1, eff. 3/21/2017.