As used in this section, “local health department” means a health department operated by the board of health of a city or general health district or the authority having the duties of a board of health under section 3709.05 of the Revised Code.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3705.33

  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 4731. See Ohio Code 3705.01

A child‘s parent or legal guardian who wants information concerning the child removed from the birth defects information system shall request from the local health department or the child’s physician a form prepared by the director of health. On request, a local health department or physician shall provide the form to the child’s parent or legal guardian. The individual providing the form shall discuss with the child’s parent or legal guardian the information contained in the system. If the child’s parent or legal guardian signs the form, the department or physician shall forward it to the director. On receipt of the signed form, the director shall remove from the system any information that identifies the child.

Effective Date: 10-05-2000.