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Section 3701.40 | Minimum standards for hospitals receiving federal aid.


The director of health shall by rule prescribe minimum standards for the maintenance and operation of hospitals and medical facilities which shall receive federal aid for construction under the state plan provided for by section 3701.39 of the Revised Code.

Boards of trustees or directors of institutions required to comply with sections 3701.01, 3701.04, 3701.08, 3701.09, and 3701.37 to 3701.45 of the Revised Code shall have the right to select the professional staff members of such institutions and to select and employ interns, nurses, and other personnel, and no rules, regulations, or standards of the director of health adopted or promulgated severally or jointly shall be valid which, if enforced, would interfere in such selection or employment.

The director of health may petition the common pleas court of the county in which any hospital or medical facility is located for an order enjoining any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or other entity, private or public, from operating a hospital or medical facility in violation of any rules adopted under this section. Irrespective of any other remedy the director may have in law or equity the court has jurisdiction to grant such injunctive relief upon a showing that the respondent named in the petition is operating in violation of such rules.

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