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.

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