Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 3712
- Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
- Attending physician: means the physician identified by the hospice patient, pediatric respite care patient, hospice patient's family, or pediatric respite care patient's family as having primary responsibility for the medical care of the hospice patient or pediatric respite care patient. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Child: includes child by adoption. See Ohio Code 1.59
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Hospice care program: means a coordinated program of home, outpatient, and inpatient care and services that is operated by a person or public agency and that provides the following care and services to hospice patients, including services as indicated below to hospice patients' families, through a medically directed interdisciplinary team, under interdisciplinary plans of care established pursuant to section 3712. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Hospice patient: means a patient, other than a pediatric respite care patient, who has been diagnosed as terminally ill, has an anticipated life expectancy of six months or less, and has voluntarily requested and is receiving care from a person or public agency licensed under this chapter to provide a hospice care program. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
- Interdisciplinary team: means a working unit composed of professional and lay persons that includes at least a physician, a registered nurse, a social worker, a member of the clergy or a counselor, and a volunteer. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Palliative care: means specialized care for a patient of any age who has been diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness that is provided at any stage of the illness by an interdisciplinary team working in consultation with other health care professionals, including those who may be seeking to cure the illness, and that aims to do all of the following:
(1) Relieve the symptoms, stress, and suffering resulting from the illness;
(2) Improve the quality of life of the patient and the patient's family;
(3) Address the patient's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs;
(4) Facilitate patient autonomy, access to information, and medical decision making. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Pediatric respite care patient: means a patient, other than a hospice patient, who is less than twenty-seven years of age and to whom all of the following conditions apply:
(1) The patient has been diagnosed with a disease or condition that is life-threatening and is expected to shorten the life expectancy that would have applied to the patient absent the patient's diagnosis, regardless of whether the patient is terminally ill. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Pediatric respite care program: means a program operated by a person or public agency that provides inpatient respite care and related services, including all of the following services, only to pediatric respite care patients and, as indicated below, pediatric respite care patients' families, in order to meet the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and other special needs that are experienced during or leading up to the final stages of illness, dying, and bereavement:
(1) Short-term inpatient care, including both palliative and respite care and procedures;
(2) Nursing care by or under the supervision of a registered nurse;
(3) Physician's services;
(4) Medical social services by a social worker under the direction of a physician;
(5) Medical supplies, including drugs and biologicals, and the use of medical appliances;
(6) Counseling for pediatric respite care patients and pediatric respite care patients' families;
(7) Bereavement services for respite care patients' families. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
- Physician: means a person authorized under Chapter 4731. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
- Registered nurse: means a person registered under Chapter 4723. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
- Social worker: means a person licensed under Chapter 4757. See Ohio Code 3712.01
- state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
- Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
- United States: includes all the states. See Ohio Code 1.59