3727.72 Duties of hospital upon designation.

(A) If a patient or guardian makes a lay caregiver designation, the hospital shall do both of the following:

(1) To the extent the information is available, record in the patient's medical record the lay caregiver's name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, and relationship to the patient;

(2) Request from the patient or guardian consent to disclose the patient's medical information to the lay caregiver in accordance with hospital policy and state and federal law.

(B) If a patient or guardian declines to make a lay caregiver designation, the hospital shall note that decision in the patient's medical record and have no other obligation under sections 3727.71 to 3727.79 of the Revised Code.

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