As used in this chapter:
(A) "Environmental health science" means the aspect of public health science that includes, but is not limited to, the following bodies of knowledge: air quality, food quality and protection, hazardous and toxic substances, consumer product safety, housing, institutional health and safety, community noise control, radiation protection, recreational facilities, solid and liquid waste management, vector control, drinking water quality, milk sanitation, and rabies control.
(B) "Sanitarian" means a person who performs for compensation educational, investigational, technical, or administrative duties requiring specialized knowledge and skills in the field of environmental health science.
(C) "Registered sanitarian" means a person who is registered as a sanitarian in accordance with this chapter.
(D) "Sanitarian-in-training" means a person who is registered as a sanitarian-in-training in accordance with this chapter.
(E) "Practice of environmental health" means consultation, instruction, investigation, inspection, or evaluation by an employee of a city health district, a general health district, the environmental protection agency, the department of health, or the department of agriculture requiring specialized knowledge, training, and experience in the field of environmental health science, with the primary purpose of improving or conducting administration or enforcement under any of the following:
(1) Chapter 911., 913., 917., 3717., 3718., 3721., 3729., or 3733. of the Revised Code;
(2) Chapter 3734. of the Revised Code as it pertains to solid waste;
"Practice of environmental health" does not include sampling, testing, controlling of vectors, reporting of observations, or other duties that do not require application of specialized knowledge and skills in environmental health science performed under the supervision of a registered sanitarian.
The state board of sanitarian registration may further define environmental health science in relation to specific functions in the practice of environmental health through rules adopted by the board under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.12, HB 363, §4, eff. 12/22/2009.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §640.22, eff. 7/1/2010.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 02-12-2004; 10-13-2004; 05-06-2005; 06-30-2005; 03-21-2006; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007; 2007 HB119 07-01-2009