3727.78 Construction of lay caregiver provisions.

It is the intent of the general assembly that sections 3727.70 to 3727.77 of the Revised Code not be construed to do any of the following:

(A) Interfere with the authority of a patient's attorney- in-fact under sections 1337.11 to 1 337.17 of the Revised Code or a patient's proxy under sections 2135.01 to 2135.14 of the Revised Code;

(B) Create a right of action against a hospital or an employee, agent, or contractor of the hospital;

(C) Create a liability for a hospital or an employee, agent, or contractor of the hospital;

(D) Limit, impair, or supersede any right or remedy that a person has under any other statute, rule, regulation, or the common law of this state;

(E) Alter the obligations of an insurer under a health insurance policy, contract, or plan.

Cite as R.C. § 3727.78

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