130th Ohio General Assembly
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Sub. H. B. No. 290  As Reported by the Senate Civil Justice Committee
As Reported by the Senate Civil Justice Committee

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
Sub. H. B. No. 290


Representative Stebelton 

Cosponsors: Representatives Becker, Smith, Huffman, Grossman, Adams, J., Terhar, Blessing, Scherer, Hood, Buchy, Brenner, Fedor, Perales, Maag, Antonio, Baker, Barnes, Beck, Burkley, Driehaus, Green, Milkovich, Phillips, Sheehy, Stautberg Speaker Batchelder 

Senator Coley 



A BILL
To amend sections 2305.113, 2901.12, 3313.75, 3313.76, 3313.77, 3313.78, 3721.02, and 5165.67 and to enact sections 1901.028, 1907.04, 2301.04, 2501.20, and 3313.791 of the Revised Code regarding the use of school district premises by members of the public and immunity from civil liability for a school district and schools when permitting members of the public to use school premises, regarding the use of results of an inspection of a nursing home or the results of a Medicare or Medicaid survey of a nursing facility in an advertisement, regarding the continued orderly operation of the courts in case of a disaster, civil disorder, or other extraordinary circumstance, and regarding the limitation of claims arising out of skilled nursing care or personal care services provided in a home.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That sections 2305.113, 2901.12, 3313.75, 3313.76, 3313.77, 3313.78, 3721.02, and 5165.67 be amended and sections 1901.028, 1907.04, 2301.04, 2501.20, and 3313.791 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 1901.028. (A) In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, civil disorder, or any extraordinary circumstance that interrupts or threatens to interrupt the orderly operation of a municipal court within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, the administrative judge of the court may issue an order authorizing the court to operate at a temporary location inside or outside the territorial jurisdiction of the court. The order shall identify the temporary location at which the court shall operate and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location. The court shall operate at the temporary location until the administrative judge withdraws, cancels, or rescinds the order.
(B) The authority of an administrative judge of a municipal court to issue an order authorizing the court to operate at a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section is independent of and shall not be conditioned upon a declaration of a judicial emergency issued by the chief justice of the supreme court pursuant to Rule 14 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
(C) For the period during which a municipal court operates in a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section, the court shall continue to have the territorial jurisdiction set forth in section 1901.02 of the Revised Code and the court shall have jurisdiction to hear actions and conduct proceedings the same as if the court were operating within that territorial jurisdiction.
(D) As soon as practicable following issuance of an order pursuant to division (A) of this section, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the municipal court shall provide notice and a copy of the order by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the court operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the court at the temporary location, including the site of the temporary location and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location.
(E) As soon as practicable following the withdrawal, cancellation, or rescission of an order issued pursuant to division (A) of this section, each of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the municipal court shall provide notice by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the court operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the court at the permanent location of the court, including the site of the permanent location and the date on which operations shall commence at the permanent location.
Sec. 1907.04. (A) In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, civil disorder, or any extraordinary circumstance that interrupts or threatens to interrupt the orderly operation of a county court within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, the administrative judge of the court may issue an order authorizing the court to operate at a temporary location inside or outside the territorial jurisdiction of the court. The order shall identify the temporary location at which the court shall operate and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location. The court shall operate at the temporary location until the administrative judge withdraws, cancels, or rescinds the order.
(B) The authority of an administrative judge of a county court to issue an order authorizing the court to operate at a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section is independent of and shall not be conditioned upon a declaration of a judicial emergency issued by the chief justice of the supreme court pursuant to Rule 14 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
(C) For the period during which a county court operates in a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section, the court shall continue to have the territorial jurisdiction set forth in section 1907.01 of the Revised Code and the court shall have jurisdiction to hear actions and conduct proceedings the same as if the court were operating within that territorial jurisdiction.
(D) As soon as practicable following issuance of an order pursuant to division (A) of this section, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the county court shall provide notice and a copy of the order by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the court operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the court at the temporary location, including the site of the temporary location and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location.
(E) As soon as practicable following the withdrawal, cancellation, or rescission of an order issued pursuant to division (A) of this section, each of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the county court shall provide notice by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the court operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the court at the permanent location of the court, including the site of the permanent location and the date on which operations shall commence at the permanent location.
Sec. 2301.04. (A) In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, civil disorder, or any extraordinary circumstance that interrupts or threatens to interrupt the orderly operation of a division of a court of common pleas within the territorial jurisdiction of the division, the administrative judge of the division may issue an order authorizing the division to operate at a temporary location inside or outside the territorial jurisdiction of the division. The order shall identify the temporary location at which the division shall operate and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location. The division shall operate at the temporary location until the administrative judge withdraws, cancels, or rescinds the order.
(B) The authority of an administrative judge of a division of a court of common pleas to issue an order authorizing the division to operate at a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section is independent of and shall not be conditioned upon a declaration of a judicial emergency issued by the chief justice of the supreme court pursuant to Rule 14 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
(C) For the period during which a division of a court of common pleas operates in a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section, the division shall continue to have the territorial jurisdiction set forth in section 2301.01 of the Revised Code and the court shall have jurisdiction to hear actions and conduct proceedings the same as if the division were operating within that territorial jurisdiction.
(D) As soon as practicable following issuance of an order pursuant to division (A) of this section, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the division of the court of common pleas shall provide notice and a copy of the order by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the division operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the division at the temporary location, including the site of the temporary location and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location.
(E) As soon as practicable following the withdrawal, cancellation, or rescission of an order issued pursuant to division (A) of this section, each of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the division of the court of common pleas shall provide notice by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the division operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the division at the permanent location of the division, including the site of the permanent location and the date on which operations shall commence at the permanent location.
Sec. 2305.113. (A) Except as otherwise provided in this section, an action upon a medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim shall be commenced within one year after the cause of action accrued.
(B)(1) If prior to the expiration of the one-year period specified in division (A) of this section, a claimant who allegedly possesses a medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim gives to the person who is the subject of that claim written notice that the claimant is considering bringing an action upon that claim, that action may be commenced against the person notified at any time within one hundred eighty days after the notice is so given.
(2) An insurance company shall not consider the existence or nonexistence of a written notice described in division (B)(1) of this section in setting the liability insurance premium rates that the company may charge the company's insured person who is notified by that written notice.
(C) Except as to persons within the age of minority or of unsound mind as provided by section 2305.16 of the Revised Code, and except as provided in division (D) of this section, both of the following apply:
(1) No action upon a medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim shall be commenced more than four years after the occurrence of the act or omission constituting the alleged basis of the medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim.
(2) If an action upon a medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim is not commenced within four years after the occurrence of the act or omission constituting the alleged basis of the medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic claim, then, any action upon that claim is barred.
(D)(1) If a person making a medical claim, dental claim, optometric claim, or chiropractic claim, in the exercise of reasonable care and diligence, could not have discovered the injury resulting from the act or omission constituting the alleged basis of the claim within three years after the occurrence of the act or omission, but, in the exercise of reasonable care and diligence, discovers the injury resulting from that act or omission before the expiration of the four-year period specified in division (C)(1) of this section, the person may commence an action upon the claim not later than one year after the person discovers the injury resulting from that act or omission.
(2) If the alleged basis of a medical claim, dental claim, optometric claim, or chiropractic claim is the occurrence of an act or omission that involves a foreign object that is left in the body of the person making the claim, the person may commence an action upon the claim not later than one year after the person discovered the foreign object or not later than one year after the person, with reasonable care and diligence, should have discovered the foreign object.
(3) A person who commences an action upon a medical claim, dental claim, optometric claim, or chiropractic claim under the circumstances described in division (D)(1) or (2) of this section has the affirmative burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that the person, with reasonable care and diligence, could not have discovered the injury resulting from the act or omission constituting the alleged basis of the claim within the three-year period described in division (D)(1) of this section or within the one-year period described in division (D)(2) of this section, whichever is applicable.
(E) As used in this section:
(1) "Hospital" includes any person, corporation, association, board, or authority that is responsible for the operation of any hospital licensed or registered in the state, including, but not limited to, those that are owned or operated by the state, political subdivisions, any person, any corporation, or any combination of the state, political subdivisions, persons, and corporations. "Hospital" also includes any person, corporation, association, board, entity, or authority that is responsible for the operation of any clinic that employs a full-time staff of physicians practicing in more than one recognized medical specialty and rendering advice, diagnosis, care, and treatment to individuals. "Hospital" does not include any hospital operated by the government of the United States or any of its branches.
(2) "Physician" means a person who is licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery by the state medical board or a person who otherwise is authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state.
(3) "Medical claim" means any claim that is asserted in any civil action against a physician, podiatrist, hospital, home, or residential facility, against any employee or agent of a physician, podiatrist, hospital, home, or residential facility, or against a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physical therapist, physician assistant, emergency medical technician-basic, emergency medical technician-intermediate, or emergency medical technician-paramedic, and that arises out of the medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person. "Medical claim" includes the following:
(a) Derivative claims for relief that arise from the plan of care, medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a person;
(b) Claims that arise out of the plan of care, medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person and to which either of the following applies:
(i) The claim results from acts or omissions in providing medical care.
(ii) The claim results from the hiring, training, supervision, retention, or termination of caregivers providing medical diagnosis, care, or treatment.
(c) Claims that arise out of the plan of care, medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person and that are brought under section 3721.17 of the Revised Code;
(d) Claims that arise out of skilled nursing care or personal care services provided in a home pursuant to the plan of care, medical diagnosis, or treatment.
(4) "Podiatrist" means any person who is licensed to practice podiatric medicine and surgery by the state medical board.
(5) "Dentist" means any person who is licensed to practice dentistry by the state dental board.
(6) "Dental claim" means any claim that is asserted in any civil action against a dentist, or against any employee or agent of a dentist, and that arises out of a dental operation or the dental diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person. "Dental claim" includes derivative claims for relief that arise from a dental operation or the dental diagnosis, care, or treatment of a person.
(7) "Derivative claims for relief" include, but are not limited to, claims of a parent, guardian, custodian, or spouse of an individual who was the subject of any medical diagnosis, care, or treatment, dental diagnosis, care, or treatment, dental operation, optometric diagnosis, care, or treatment, or chiropractic diagnosis, care, or treatment, that arise from that diagnosis, care, treatment, or operation, and that seek the recovery of damages for any of the following:
(a) Loss of society, consortium, companionship, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, or education, or any other intangible loss that was sustained by the parent, guardian, custodian, or spouse;
(b) Expenditures of the parent, guardian, custodian, or spouse for medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic care or treatment, for rehabilitation services, or for other care, treatment, services, products, or accommodations provided to the individual who was the subject of the medical diagnosis, care, or treatment, the dental diagnosis, care, or treatment, the dental operation, the optometric diagnosis, care, or treatment, or the chiropractic diagnosis, care, or treatment.
(8) "Registered nurse" means any person who is licensed to practice nursing as a registered nurse by the board of nursing.
(9) "Chiropractic claim" means any claim that is asserted in any civil action against a chiropractor, or against any employee or agent of a chiropractor, and that arises out of the chiropractic diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person. "Chiropractic claim" includes derivative claims for relief that arise from the chiropractic diagnosis, care, or treatment of a person.
(10) "Chiropractor" means any person who is licensed to practice chiropractic by the state chiropractic board.
(11) "Optometric claim" means any claim that is asserted in any civil action against an optometrist, or against any employee or agent of an optometrist, and that arises out of the optometric diagnosis, care, or treatment of any person. "Optometric claim" includes derivative claims for relief that arise from the optometric diagnosis, care, or treatment of a person.
(12) "Optometrist" means any person licensed to practice optometry by the state board of optometry.
(13) "Physical therapist" means any person who is licensed to practice physical therapy under Chapter 4755. of the Revised Code.
(14) "Home" has the same meaning as in section 3721.10 of the Revised Code.
(15) "Residential facility" means a facility licensed under section 5123.19 of the Revised Code.
(16) "Advanced practice registered nurse" means any certified nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse-midwife who holds a certificate of authority issued by the board of nursing under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code.
(17) "Licensed practical nurse" means any person who is licensed to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse by the board of nursing pursuant to Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code.
(18) "Physician assistant" means any person who holds a valid certificate to practice issued pursuant to Chapter 4730. of the Revised Code.
(19) "Emergency medical technician-basic," "emergency medical technician-intermediate," and "emergency medical technician-paramedic" means any person who is certified under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code as an emergency medical technician-basic, emergency medical technician-intermediate, or emergency medical technician-paramedic, whichever is applicable.
(20) "Skilled nursing care" and "personal care services" have the same meanings as in section 3721.01 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 2501.20. (A) In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, civil disorder, or any extraordinary circumstance that interrupts or threatens to interrupt the orderly operation of a court of appeals within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, the administrative judge of the court may issue an order authorizing the court to operate at a temporary location inside or outside the territorial jurisdiction of the court. The order shall identify the temporary location at which the court shall operate and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location. The court shall operate at the temporary location until the administrative judge withdraws, cancels, or rescinds the order.
(B) The authority of an administrative judge of a court of appeals to issue an order authorizing the court to operate at a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section is independent of and shall not be conditioned upon a declaration of a judicial emergency issued by the chief justice of the supreme court pursuant to Rule 14 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio.
(C) For the period during which a court of appeals operates in a temporary location pursuant to division (A) of this section, the court shall continue to have the territorial jurisdiction set forth in section 2501.01 of the Revised Code and the court shall have jurisdiction to hear actions and conduct proceedings the same as if the court were operating within that territorial jurisdiction.
(D) As soon as practicable following issuance of an order pursuant to division (A) of this section, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the court of appeals shall provide notice and a copy of the order by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the court operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the court at the temporary location, including the site of the temporary location and the date on which operations shall commence at the temporary location.
(E) As soon as practicable following the withdrawal, cancellation, or rescission of an order issued pursuant to division (A) of this section, each of the following shall occur:
(1) The administrative judge of the court of appeals shall provide notice by regular or electronic mail to all of the following:
(a) The chief justice and administrative director of the supreme court;
(b) The legislative authorities of the local funding authorities of the court;
(c) All appropriate law enforcement agencies, prosecuting authorities, public defender agencies, and local bar associations within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.
(2) If the court operates and maintains a web site, the web site shall provide notification of the operation of the court at the permanent location of the court, including the site of the permanent location and the date on which operations shall commence at the permanent location.
Sec. 2901.12.  (A) The trial of a criminal case in this state shall be held in a court having jurisdiction of the subject matter, and, except in cases of emergency under section 1901.028, 1907.04, 2301.04, or 2501.20 of the Revised Code, in the territory of which the offense or any element of the offense was committed.
(B) When the offense or any element of the offense was committed in an aircraft, motor vehicle, train, watercraft, or other vehicle, in transit, and it cannot reasonably be determined in which jurisdiction the offense was committed, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction through which the aircraft, motor vehicle, train, watercraft, or other vehicle passed.
(C) When the offense involved the unlawful taking or receiving of property or the unlawful taking or enticing of another, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction from which or into which the property or victim was taken, received, or enticed.
(D) When the offense is conspiracy, attempt, or complicity cognizable under division (A)(2) of section 2901.11 of the Revised Code, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction in which the conspiracy, attempt, complicity, or any of its elements occurred. If an offense resulted outside this state from the conspiracy, attempt, or complicity, that resulting offense also may be tried in any jurisdiction in which the conspiracy, attempt, complicity, or any of the elements of the conspiracy, attempt, or complicity occurred.
(E) When the offense is conspiracy or attempt cognizable under division (A)(3) of section 2901.11 of the Revised Code, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction in which the offense that was the object of the conspiracy or attempt, or any element of that offense, was intended to or could have taken place. When the offense is complicity cognizable under division (A)(3) of section 2901.11 of the Revised Code, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction in which the principal offender may be tried.
(F) When an offense is considered to have been committed in this state while the offender was out of this state, and the jurisdiction in this state in which the offense or any material element of the offense was committed is not reasonably ascertainable, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction in which the offense or element reasonably could have been committed.
(G) When it appears beyond a reasonable doubt that an offense or any element of an offense was committed in any of two or more jurisdictions, but it cannot reasonably be determined in which jurisdiction the offense or element was committed, the offender may be tried in any of those jurisdictions.
(H) When an offender, as part of a course of criminal conduct, commits offenses in different jurisdictions, the offender may be tried for all of those offenses in any jurisdiction in which one of those offenses or any element of one of those offenses occurred. Without limitation on the evidence that may be used to establish the course of criminal conduct, any of the following is prima-facie evidence of a course of criminal conduct:
(1) The offenses involved the same victim, or victims of the same type or from the same group.
(2) The offenses were committed by the offender in the offender's same employment, or capacity, or relationship to another.
(3) The offenses were committed as part of the same transaction or chain of events, or in furtherance of the same purpose or objective.
(4) The offenses were committed in furtherance of the same conspiracy.
(5) The offenses involved the same or a similar modus operandi.
(6) The offenses were committed along the offender's line of travel in this state, regardless of the offender's point of origin or destination.
(I)(1) When the offense involves a computer, computer system, computer network, telecommunication, telecommunications device, telecommunications service, or information service, the offender may be tried in any jurisdiction containing any location of the computer, computer system, or computer network of the victim of the offense, in any jurisdiction from which or into which, as part of the offense, any writing, data, or image is disseminated or transmitted by means of a computer, computer system, computer network, telecommunication, telecommunications device, telecommunications service, or information service, or in any jurisdiction in which the alleged offender commits any activity that is an essential part of the offense.
(2) As used in this section, "computer," "computer system," "computer network," "information service," "telecommunication," "telecommunications device," "telecommunications service," "data," and "writing" have the same meanings as in section 2913.01 of the Revised Code.
(J) When the offense involves the death of a person, and it cannot reasonably be determined in which jurisdiction the offense was committed, the offender may be tried in the jurisdiction in which the dead person's body or any part of the dead person's body was found.
(K) Notwithstanding any other requirement for the place of trial, venue may be changed, upon motion of the prosecution, the defense, or the court, to any court having jurisdiction of the subject matter outside the county in which trial otherwise would be held, when it appears that a fair and impartial trial cannot be held in the jurisdiction in which trial otherwise would be held, or when it appears that trial should be held in another jurisdiction for the convenience of the parties and in the interests of justice.
Sec. 3313.75. (A) For purposes of this section, "school premises" has the same meaning as in section 3313.77 of the Revised Code.
(B) The board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district may authorize the opening of schoolhouses school premises for any lawful purposes.
(B)(C) In accordance with this section and section 3313.77 of the Revised Code, a district board may rent or lease facilities school premises under its control to any public or nonpublic institution of higher education for the institution's use in providing evening and summer classes.
(C)(D) This section does not authorize a board to rent or lease a schoolhouse school premises when such rental or lease interferes with the public schools in such district, or for any purpose other than is authorized by law.
Sec. 3313.76.  Upon application of any responsible organization, or of a group of at least seven citizens, all school grounds and schoolhouses premises, as that term is defined in section 3313.77 of the Revised Code, as well as all other buildings under the supervision and control of the state, or buildings maintained by taxation under the laws of this state, shall be available for use as social centers for the entertainment and education of the people, including the adult and youthful population, and for the discussion of all topics tending to the development of personal character and of civil welfare, and for religious exercises. Such occupation should not seriously infringe upon the original and necessary uses of such properties. The public officials in charge of such buildings shall prescribe such rules and regulations for their occupancy and use as will secure a fair, reasonable, and impartial use of the same.
Sec. 3313.77.  (A) For purposes of this section:
(1) "General public" means members of the community, including both of the following:
(a) Students during nonschool hours;
(b) Employees of a school or school district when not working in the scope of their employment.
(2) "Nonschool hours" means both of the following:
(a) Any time prior to and after regular classroom instruction on a day that school is in session;
(b) Any day that school is not in session, including weekends, holidays, and vacation breaks.
(3) "Recreational meetings and entertainments" means all indoor or outdoor games or physical activities, either organized or unorganized, that are undertaken for exercise, relaxation, diversion, sport, or pleasure.
(4) "School premises" means all indoor and outdoor structures, facilities, and land owned, rented, or leased by a school or school district.
(B) The board of education of any city, exempted village, or local school district shall, upon request and the payment of a reasonable fee, subject to such regulation as is adopted by such board, permit the use of any school house and rooms therein and the grounds and other property under its control premises, when not in actual use for school purposes, for any of the following purposes:
(A)(1) Giving instructions in any branch of education, learning, or the arts;
(B)(2) Holding educational, religious, civic, social, or recreational meetings and entertainments, and for such other purposes as promote the welfare of the community; provided such meetings and entertainments shall be nonexclusive and open to the general public;
(C)(3) Public library purposes, as a station for a public library, or as reading rooms;
(D)(4) Polling places, for holding elections and for the registration of voters, or for holding grange or similar meetings.
Within sixty days after the effective date of this section, the The board of education of each school district shall adopt a policy for the use of school facilities premises by the general public, including a list of all fees to be paid for the use of such facilities premises and the costs used to determine such fees. Once adopted, the policy shall remain in effect until formally amended by the board. A copy of the policy shall be made available to any resident of the district upon request.
Sec. 3313.78.  Upon application of a committee representing any candidate for public office or any regularly organized or recognized political party, the board of education having control of any school grounds premises mentioned in section 3313.76 of the Revised Code, shall permit the same to be used as a place wherein to hold meetings of electors for the discussion of public questions and issues. No such meeting shall be held during regular school hours. No charge shall be made for such use, but the candidate or committee so holding a meeting shall be responsible for any damage done or expense incurred by reason thereof.
Sec. 3313.791. (A) For purposes of this section:
(1) "School" means a school in a city, local, or exempted village school district.
(2) "School district" means a city, local, or exempted village school district.
(3) "School premises" has the same meaning as in section 3313.77 of the Revised Code.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in division (C) of this section, a school or school district, a member of a school district board of education, or a school district or school employee is not liable in damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly arising from the use of school premises under section 3313.75, 3313.76, 3313.77, or 3313.78 of the Revised Code, unless the injury, death, or loss to person or property results from willful or wanton misconduct by the school or school district, a member of the school district board of education, or an employee of the school district or of any school in the district.
This section does not eliminate, limit, or reduce any other immunity or defense that a school or school district, member of a school district board of education, or school district or school employee may be entitled to under Chapter 2744. or any other provision of the Revised Code or under the common law of this state.
(C) A school or school district, a member of a school district board of education, or a school district or school employee is not immune from liability in damages in a civil action as provided under division (B) of this section if the board of education of the city, exempted village, or local school district charges a fee for the use of school premises that significantly exceeds the costs incurred for the operation of the school premises.
Sec. 3721.02. (A) As used in this section, "residential facility" means a residential facility licensed under section 5119.34 of the Revised Code that provides accommodations, supervision, and personal care services for three to sixteen unrelated adults.
(B)(1) The director of health shall license homes and establish procedures to be followed in inspecting and licensing homes. The director may inspect a home at any time. Each home shall be inspected by the director at least once prior to the issuance of a license and at least once every fifteen months thereafter. The state fire marshal or a township, municipal, or other legally constituted fire department approved by the marshal shall also inspect a home prior to issuance of a license, at least once every fifteen months thereafter, and at any other time requested by the director. A home does not have to be inspected prior to issuance of a license by the director, state fire marshal, or a fire department if ownership of the home is assigned or transferred to a different person and the home was licensed under this chapter immediately prior to the assignment or transfer. The director may enter at any time, for the purposes of investigation, any institution, residence, facility, or other structure that has been reported to the director or that the director has reasonable cause to believe is operating as a nursing home, residential care facility, or home for the aging without a valid license required by section 3721.05 of the Revised Code or, in the case of a county home or district home, is operating despite the revocation of its residential care facility license. The director may delegate the director's authority and duties under this chapter to any division, bureau, agency, or official of the department of health.
(2)(a) If, prior to issuance of a license, a home submits a request for an expedited licensing inspection and the request is submitted in a manner and form approved by the director, the director shall commence an inspection of the home not later than ten business days after receiving the request.
(b) On request, submitted in a manner and form approved by the director, the director may review plans for a building that is to be used as a home for compliance with applicable state and local building and safety codes.
(c) The director may charge a fee for an expedited licensing inspection or a plan review that is adequate to cover the expense of expediting the inspection or reviewing the plans. The fee shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general operations fund created in section 3701.83 of the Revised Code and used solely for expediting inspections and reviewing plans.
(C) A single facility may be licensed both as a nursing home pursuant to this chapter and as a residential facility pursuant to section 5119.34 of the Revised Code if the director determines that the part or unit to be licensed as a nursing home can be maintained separate and discrete from the part or unit to be licensed as a residential facility.
(D) In determining the number of residents in a home for the purpose of licensing, the director shall consider all the individuals for whom the home provides accommodations as one group unless one of the following is the case:
(1) The home is a home for the aging, in which case all the individuals in the part or unit licensed as a nursing home shall be considered as one group, and all the individuals in the part or unit licensed as a rest home shall be considered as another group.
(2) The home is both a nursing home and a residential facility. In that case, all the individuals in the part or unit licensed as a nursing home shall be considered as one group, and all the individuals in the part or unit licensed as an adult care facility shall be considered as another group.
(3) The home maintains, in addition to a nursing home or residential care facility, a separate and discrete part or unit that provides accommodations to individuals who do not require or receive skilled nursing care and do not receive personal care services from the home, in which case the individuals in the separate and discrete part or unit shall not be considered in determining the number of residents in the home if the separate and discrete part or unit is in compliance with the Ohio basic building code established by the board of building standards under Chapters 3781. and 3791. of the Revised Code and the home permits the director, on request, to inspect the separate and discrete part or unit and speak with the individuals residing there, if they consent, to determine whether the separate and discrete part or unit meets the requirements of this division.
(E)(1) The director of health shall charge the following application fee and annual renewal licensing and inspection fee for each fifty persons or part thereof of a home's licensed capacity:
(a) For state fiscal year 2010, two hundred twenty dollars;
(b) For state fiscal year 2011, two hundred seventy dollars;
(c) For each state fiscal year thereafter, three hundred twenty dollars.
(2) All fees collected by the director for the issuance or renewal of licenses shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the general operations fund created in section 3701.83 of the Revised Code for use only in administering and enforcing this chapter and rules adopted under it.
(F)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the results of an inspection or investigation of a home that is conducted under this section, including any statement of deficiencies and all findings and deficiencies cited in the statement on the basis of the inspection or investigation, shall be used solely to determine the home's compliance with this chapter or another chapter of the Revised Code in any action or proceeding other than an action commenced under division (I) of section 3721.17 of the Revised Code. Those results of an inspection or investigation, that statement of deficiencies, and the findings and deficiencies cited in that statement shall not be used in any either of the following:
(a) Any court or in any action or proceeding that is pending in any court and are not admissible in evidence in any action or proceeding unless that action or proceeding is an appeal of an action by the department of health under this chapter or is an action by any department or agency of the state to enforce this chapter or another chapter of the Revised Code;
(b) An advertisement, unless the advertisement includes all of the following:
(i) The date the inspection or investigation was conducted;
(ii) A statement that the director of health inspects all homes at least once every fifteen months;
(iii) If a finding or deficiency cited in the statement of deficiencies has been substantially corrected, a statement that the finding or deficiency has been substantially corrected and the date that the finding or deficiency was substantially corrected;
(iv) The number of findings and deficiencies cited in the statement of deficiencies on the basis of the inspection or investigation;
(v) The average number of findings and deficiencies cited in a statement of deficiencies on the basis of an inspection or investigation conducted under this section during the same calendar year as the inspection or investigation used in the advertisement;
(vi) A statement that the advertisement is neither authorized nor endorsed by the department of health or any other government agency.
(2) Nothing in division (F)(1) of this section prohibits the results of an inspection or investigation conducted under this section from being used in a criminal investigation or prosecution.
Sec. 5165.67.  The results of a survey of a nursing facility that is conducted under section 5165.64 of the Revised Code, including any statement of deficiencies and all findings and deficiencies cited in the statement on the basis of the survey, shall be used solely to determine the nursing facility's compliance with certification requirements or with this chapter or another chapter of the Revised Code. Those results of a survey, that statement of deficiencies, and the findings and deficiencies cited in that statement shall not be used in any either of the following:
(A) Any court or in any action or proceeding that is pending in any court and are not admissible in evidence in any action or proceeding unless that action or proceeding is an appeal of an administrative action by the department of medicaid or contracting agency under this chapter or is an action by any department or agency of the state to enforce this chapter or another chapter of the Revised Code;
(B) An advertisement, unless the advertisement includes all of the following:
(1) The date the survey was conducted;
(2) A statement that the department of health conducts a survey of all nursing facilities at least once every fifteen months;
(3) If a finding or deficiency cited in the statement of deficiencies has been substantially corrected, a statement that the finding or deficiency has been substantially corrected and the date that the finding or deficiency was substantially corrected;
(4) The number of findings and deficiencies cited in the statement of deficiencies on the basis of the survey;
(5) The average number of findings and deficiencies cited in a statement of deficiencies on the basis of a survey conducted under section 5165.64 of the Revised Code during the same calendar year as the survey used in the advertisement;
(6) A statement that the advertisement is neither authorized nor endorsed by the department or any other government agency.
Nothing in this section prohibits the results of a survey, a statement of deficiencies, or the findings and deficiencies cited in that statement on the basis of the survey under this section from being used in a criminal investigation or prosecution.
Section 2.  That existing sections 2305.113, 2901.12, 3313.75, 3313.76, 3313.77, 3313.78, 3721.02, and 5165.67 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
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