4113.21 Employee shall not be required to pay cost of medical examination.

(A) No private employer shall require any prospective employee or applicant for employment to pay the cost of a medical examination required by the employer as a condition of employment.

(B) No public employer shall require any employee, prospective employee, or applicant for employment to pay the cost of a medical examination required by the public employer as a condition of employment or continued employment.

(C) As used in this section:

(1) "Private employer" means any individual, partnership, trust, estate, joint-stock company, insurance company, common carrier, public utility, or corporation, whether domestic or foreign, or the receiver, trustee in bankruptcy, trustee, or the successor thereof, who has in employment three or more individuals at any one time within a calendar year.

(2) "Public employer" means the United States, the state, any political subdivision of the state, and any agency of the United States, the state, or a political subdivision of the state.

(3) "Employee" means any person who may be permitted, required, or directed by any employer in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit, to engage in any employment.

(D) Any employer who violates this section shall forfeit not more than one hundred dollars for each violation. The bureau of workers' compensation and the public utilities commission shall enforce this section.

Cite as R.C. § 4113.21

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 27, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Effective Date: 11-03-1989 .