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Section 3701.01 | Department of health definitions.


As used in sections 3701.01, 3701.04, 3701.08, 3701.09, and 3701.37 to 3701.45 of the Revised Code:

(A) "The federal act" means Title VI of the "Public Health Service Act," 60 Stat. 1041 (1946), 42 U.S.C. 291, as amended.

(B) "The surgeon general" means the surgeon general of the public health service of the United States or such other officer or employee of the United States responsible for administration of the federal act.

(C) "Hospital" includes public health centers and general, mental, chronic disease, and other types of hospitals, and related facilities, such as laboratories, outpatient departments, nurses' home facilities, extended care facilities, self-care units, and central service facilities operated in connection with hospitals, and also includes education and training facilities for health professions personnel operated as an integral part of a hospital, but does not include any hospital furnishing primarily domiciliary care.

(D) "Public health center" means a publicly owned facility for the housing of the public health services of a community and one which makes available equipment to aid physicians in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

(E) "Nonprofit hospital," or "nonprofit" as applied to a facility, means any hospital or facility owned and operated by one or more nonprofit corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

(F) "Medical facilities" means outpatient facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and facilities for long-term care, including nursing homes, as those terms are defined in the federal act, and such other facilities for which federal aid may be authorized under the federal act.

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