130th Ohio General Assembly
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(125th General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 189)



AN ACT
To amend section 3727.06 of the Revised Code to allow podiatrists to make independent hospital admissions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 3727.06 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3727.06. (A) As used in this section:

(1) "Doctor" means an individual authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(2) "Podiatrist" means an individual authorized to practice podiatric medicine and surgery.

(B) Only a doctor of medicine who is a member of the medical staff, doctor of osteopathic medicine who is a member of the medical staff, or dentist who is a member of the medical staff, or podiatrist who is a member of the medical staff may admit a patient to a hospital, but a podiatrist who is a member of the staff of a hospital may co-admit a patient with a doctor of medicine who is a member of the medical staff or doctor of osteopathic medicine who is a member of the medical staff.

(C) All hospital patients shall be under the medical supervision of a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine, except that services that may be rendered by a licensed dentist pursuant to Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code provided to patients admitted solely for the purpose of receiving such services shall be under the supervision of the admitting dentist and that services that may be rendered by a podiatrist pursuant to section 4731.51 of the Revised Code provided to patients admitted solely for the purpose of receiving such services shall be under the supervision of the admitting podiatrist. If treatment not within the scope of Chapter 4715. or section 4731.51 of the Revised Code is required at the time of admission by a dentist or podiatrist, or becomes necessary during the course of hospital treatment by a dentist or podiatrist, such treatment shall be under the supervision of a doctor of medicine who is a member of the medical staff or a doctor of osteopathic medicine who is a member of the medical staff. It shall be the responsibility of the admitting dentist or podiatrist to make arrangements with a doctor of medicine who is a member of the medical staff or a doctor of osteopathic medicine who is a member of the medical staff to be responsible for the patient's treatment outside the scope of Chapter 4715. or section 4731.51 of the Revised Code when necessary during the patient's stay in the hospital.

SECTION 2. That existing section 3727.06 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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