For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(A) "Board" means the Ohio board of nursing.
(B) "Delegation" means the transfer of responsibility for the performance of a selected nursing task from a licensed nurse authorized to perform the task to an individual who does not otherwise have the authority to perform the task.
(C) "Delegating nurse" means the nurse who delegates a nursing task or assumes responsibility for individuals who are receiving delegated nursing care.
(D) "Dialysis technician" means an individual who holds a current valid certificate issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the provision of dialysis care.
(E) "Direction" means communicating a plan of care to a licensed practical nurse. Direction by a registered nurse is not meant to imply the registered nurse is supervising the licensed practical nurse in the employment context.
(F) "Licensed nurse" means a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse licensed to practice nursing in Ohio.
(G) "Medication aide" means an individual who holds a current valid certificate issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to administer medications in nursing homes or residential care facilities
(H) "DODD" means the Ohio department of developmental disabilities.
(I) "Nursing tasks" means those activities that constitute the practice of nursing as a licensed nurse and may include, but are not limited to, assistance with activities of daily living that are performed to maintain or improve the client's well-being, when the client is unable to perform that activity for him or herself.
(J) " Unlicensed person" means an individual, not currently licensed by the board as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, or an individual who does not hold a current valid certificate to practice as a dialysis technician or administer medications as a medication aide.
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