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Rule 5122-1-01 | Definitions.

This is an Internal Management (IM) rule governing the day-to-day staff procedures and operations within an agency.

As used throughout these internal management rules, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply:

(A) "Central office" means the executive office of the department in Columbus, Ohio, where the director and his/her staff, including deputy directors, and medical director are located.

(B) "Chief" means an individual who is the principal administrator of an office located within the central office of the department.

(C) "Chief clinical officer" (CCO) means the medical director of a regional psychiatric hospital as defined in division (K) of section 5122.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Chief executive officer" (CEO) means an individual who directs and oversees the operation of a regional psychiatric hospital.

(E) "Chief legal counsel" means the person appointed by the director to advise the department in all legal matters.

(F) "Client" means any person who is receiving care and treatment in a regional psychiatric hospital. Client shall have the same meaning as "consumer" and "patient".

(G) "Client rights specialist" means an individual responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating regional psychiatric hospital (RPH) or campus of multi-site RPHs client advocacy programs; representing and assisting persons served who have or are receiving RPH inpatient services, by promoting recovery, mental and emotional well-being, social and economic well-being, protecting and promoting the human and civil rights of persons served; investigating and responding to grievances; and providing client advocacy services as stated in rule 5122-7-02 of the Administrative Code. The client rights specialist reports directly to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the RPH.

(H) "Community support network" (CSN) means community mental health services provided by a regional psychiatric hospital to persons with severe mental illnesses who are living in the community.

(I) "Department" means the Ohio department of mental health (ODMH).

(J) "Deputy director" means an individual responsible for the management of one of the divisions of the department.

(K) "Director" means the chief administrative official and appointing authority, appointed by the governor, who regulates, guides or directs the overall operation and official business of the department.

(L) "Division" means one of the operations units of the department.

(M) "Guardian" means any person charged by law with power to act for, or responsible for the care and management of the person, estate or both of an individual deemed incompetent or minor.

(N) "Hospital" means any facility/entity delivering hospital/inpatient services.

(O) "Hospital services" (HS) means the ODMH system of regional psychiatric hospitals which provide inpatient and community mental health services.

(P) "The joint commission" (TJC) means the independent, not-for-profit accreditation organization which develops standards for general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, other healthcare facilities and health-related programs, community mental health agencies, and residential facilities for persons with mental illness.

(Q) "Leadership support team" (LST) means the group of central office employees, comprised of the director, deputy directors, and other individuals identified by the director, responsible for policy, fiscal, and operations review and discussion.

(R) "Medical director to the department" means the physician appointed by the director to advise the department in all matters relating to medical and psychiatric policies and priorities.

(S) "Office" means an organizational branch which is charged with specific duties and is located within the central office of the department.

(T) "Regional psychiatric hospital" (RPH) means a facility operated by the department that provides inpatient care, and may provide community mental health services, and is supported primarily through state appropriations.

(U) "Rule or rules" means any rule adopted, amended, repealed, or rescinded pursuant to the procedures and requirements of Chapter 119. or section 111.15 of the Revised Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5119.01
Amplifies: 5119.01
Five Year Review Date:
Prior Effective Dates: 5/8/1990, 2/1/2000, 1/14/2008