3727.76 Review of discharge plan.

(A) The review of a discharge plan that has been created under section 3727.75 of the Revised Code shall be conducted in a manner that is culturally sensitive to each individual who participates in the review. In accordance with state and federal law and if appropriate, the hospital shall arrange for an interpreter to be present during the instruction.


(1) The review described in division (A) of this section shall, subject to division (B)(2) of this section, include the following components:

(a) If the discharging health care professional determines that it is appropriate, a live demonstration of each task described in the discharge plan performed by a hospital employee or an individual under contract with the hospital to provide the instruction;

(b) An opportunity for each participant to ask questions and receive responses;

(c) Any other component the hospital believes is necessary to ensure that each participant receives adequate instruction on the tasks described in the discharge plan.

(2) It is the intent of the general assembly that execution of the components in division (B)(1) of this section not unreasonably delay a patient's discharge.

(C) The hospital shall document information concerning the instruction provided under this section in the patient's medical record. The information shall include the date and time the instruction was provided and a description of the instruction content.

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