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Rule 3701-36-01 | Definitions.


As used in rules 3701-36-01 to 3701-36-13 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Board of health" means the board of health of a city or general health district, or the authority having the duties of a board of health in any city as authorized by section 3709.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Department" means the department of health of the state of Ohio.

(C) "Director" means the director of health of the state of Ohio.

(D) "Health commissioner" means the person occupying the office created by section 3709.11 or 3709.14 of the Revised Code for the health district.

(E) "Health district" means each city and general health district provided for by section 3709.01 of the Revised Code or a union of two or more health districts as provided for by section 3709.07, 3709.071, or 3709.10 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Local funds" means locally generated funds, and includes but is not limited to local taxes, unspent and unobligated funds from the previous year, fees for services rendered, license fees, permit fees, contributions, revenues from contracting health districts and revenues from other contractual services provided.

(G) "Local health department" means the operational entity of a general or city health district.

(H) "Minimum standards" means the standards established by the public health council that health districts must meet to receive any state subsidy funds, pursuant to section 3701.342 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Optimal achievable standards" means a concept for distributing subsidy funds beyond those awarded for achieving minimum standards. These standards will be defined by the director on an annual basis when sufficient funds are allocated by the legislature.

(J) "Performance indicator" means certain criteria that may be used, with or without other criteria, to measure a local health department's compliance with the minimum and optimal achievable standards.

(K) "Physician" means an individual who is authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatry.

(L) "Public health council" means the public health council of the Ohio department of health as created by section 3701.33 of the Revised Code.

(M) "Public health accreditation board standards" or "PHAB standards" means the national public health standards published as the "Public Health Accreditation Board (May 2011). Version 1.0. Standards and Measures. Application Period 2011-2012. Alexandria, VA."

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3701.342
Amplifies: 3702.342
Five Year Review Date: 8/27/2017
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1984, 10/1/2001, 1/1/2005