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Draft Rules

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) posts proposed rules for public comment below as draft rules.  Draft rules posted for public comment may be edited based on comments received but have not yet been formally proposed for adoption.

The draft rules are written, with input by some affected organizations and individuals, by the Ohio Department of Health's programs responsible for carrying out the rules.  The draft rules are then posted for public comment for anyone to provide comments on the draft.  Upon posting the draft rules, ODH sends out an e-notification alert to interested parties who have signed up on the Ohio Business Gateway Regulatory Reform site (http://business.ohio.gov/reform/).

Posting of the draft rules also begins the 60-day review period by the Ohio Public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB).  OPHAB is tasked with reviewing all ODH rules and making a recommendation to the Director of Health.  ODH also provides a copy of the draft rules to the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) in the Office of Lieutenant Governor.

Once rules are reviewed by CSI and OPHAB, the rules may be formally proposed.

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(For a complete list of current proposed rules and status updates click on the Proposed Rules tab.)
 
Chapters/Rules Title Posted Comment Period End Office/Bureau*

3701-5

Vital Statistics 07/06/2021 08/06/2021 BVS

3701:1-48


Licensing and Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiography

06/30/2021 07/30/2021 BEHRP

3701:1-52


Licensing and Safety Requirements for Irradiators

06/30/2021 07/30/2021 BEHRP

3701:1-49-20


Licensing and Safety Requirements for Well Logging — Personnel monitoring

06/29/2021 07/29/2021 BEHRP

3701:1-56

License for Special Nuclear Material 06/29/2021 07/29/2021 BEHRP

3701-83

Health Care Facilities Licensing 06/29/2021 07/29/2021 BRO
3701-42
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

06/25/2021 07/25/2021 BMCFH
3701-84-27
Patient selection/utilization — bone marrow transplantation service

06/25/2021 07/25/2021 BRO
3701-8

Help Me Grow

05/03/2021 06/02/2021
Ended
ECHVMIWP
3701-12-08, -09

Certificate of Need

04/21/2021

04/28/2021
Ended

BRO
3701-21

Food Service Operation

04/20/2021 05/20/2021
Ended
FSP
3717-1

Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code

04/19/2021 05/19/2021
Ended
FSP
3701-58

Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program

04/01/2021 04/30/2021
Ended
PCO
3701:1-67-04 and -12

External Beam Radiation Therapy Equipment

04/01/2021 04/15/2021
Ended
BEHRP

3701-72-03

Standards for educational programs, continuing education courses, and national certifying organizations

3/01/2021 3/15/2021
Ended
BEHRP

3701-64

Abuse or Neglect in Long-Term Care Facilities 02/19/2021 03/21/2021
Ended
BRO

3701-8

Help Me Grow Program 02/19/2021 03/21/2021
Ended
ECHVMIWP

3701-56

Dentist Loan Repayment Program 02/19/2021 03/21/2021
Ended
PCO

3701-66

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) 02/19/2021 03/21/2021
Ended
BMCFH
3701:1-67-04, 3701:1-67-12 External Beam Radiation-Generating Equipment 11/19/2020

12/25/2020
Ended

BEHRP
3701-12

Certificate of Need

11/18/2020 12/25/2020
Ended
BRO
3701-72

Radiologic Licensure

11/18/2020 12/17/2020
Ended
BEHRP
3701-48 Save Our Sight Fund 03/03/2020 04/02/2020
Ended

BMCFH

3701-4 Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System 03/03/2020 04/02/2020
Ended

BHIW

3701:1-67

External Beam Radiation Therapy Equipment

01/13/2020 02/13/2020
Ended
BEHRP
3701-72 Radiologic License 01/13/2020

02/13/2020
Ended

BEHRP
3701-15-03 Tuberculosis standards for the purposes of section 3701.14 of the Revised Code 01/10/2020

02/10/2020
Ended

BID

3701:1-38

General Radiation Protection Standards for Sources of Radiation 12/16/2019 01/15/2020
Ended
BEHRP
3701-12 Certificate of Need 12/10/2019 01/10/2020
Ended

BRO

3701-32 Lead Hazard Abatement 11/01/2019 11/11/2019
Ended

BEHRP

3701:1-58

Medical Use of Radioactive Materials

10/23/2019 11/23/2019
Ended
BEHRP
3701:1-50

Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material

10/22/2019 11/22/2019
Ended
BEHRP
3701:1-46

General Licenses and Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution

10/22/2019

11/22/2019
Ended

BEHRP
3701-30-01

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Investigation and Reporting - Definitions

10/17/2019 11/01/2019
Ended
BEHRP
3701-9 Body Art 10/08/2019 11/11/2019
Ended

BEHRP

3701-45

Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program

09/23/2019 10/23/2019
Ended
BMCFH

3701-83-15

Definitions - Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

09/23/2019 10/23/2019
Ended
BRO
3701-25 Resident Camps 09/19/2019

09/30/2019
Ended

BEHRP

3701:1-40-16, 3701:1-46-43, 3701:1-58

Medical Use of Radioactive Materials 08/13/2019 09/12/2019
Ended

BEHRP

3701-59

Hospital Registration 08/06/2019 09/05/2019
Ended
BRO

3701-19

Hospice Care Programs 08/05/2019

09/04/2019
Ended

BRO

3701-84-61, -62

Pediatric Intensive Care Units 08/05/2019

09/04/2019
Ended

BRO

3701-84-27

Patient selection/utilization - bone marrow transplantation service 08/05/2019

09/04/2019
Ended

BRO
3701-54-03

Critical congenital heart disease screening procedures, equipment (Newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening)

07/01/2019 07/12/2019
Ended
BMCFH

3701-25

Resident Camps 07/01/2019 07/30/2019
Ended
BEHRP

3701-54-03

Critical congenital heart disease screening procedures, equipment 06/14/2019 06/24/2019
Ended
BMCFH

3701-55-02

Fees for Laboratory Services/ Newborn Screening 06/10/2019

07/10/2019
Ended

ODHL

*OGC [Office of the General Counsel]; OHAL [Office of Health Assurance and Licensing]; OHIW [Office of Health Improvement and Wellness]; OHIW [Office of Health Improvement and Wellness]; OHP [Office of Health Preparedness]; OHPPI [Office of Health Policy and Performance Improvement];  BID [Bureau of Infectious Disease]; BEHRP [Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection]; BHP [Bureau of Health Promotion]; BHS [Bureau of Health Services]; BMCFH [Bureau of Maternal & Child and Family Health]; BPHL [Bureau of Public Health Laboratory]; BVS [Bureau of Vital Statistics]; PHLIP [Public Health Lead Investigation Program]; PHL [Public Health Laboratory]; ECHVMIWP [Early Childhood Home Visiting Maternal Infant Wellness Program].

 

 

Proposed Rules

After the public comment period and review by the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) and the Ohio Public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB), draft rules become proposed rules when original filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), the Legislative Service Commission (LSC), and the Secretary of State.  In some cases, rules are also filed with the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) as necessary (See R.C. 173.01).

***NOTE:  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Public Hearings will now be scheduled via an electronic meeting platform.  If the public would like to read a statement at an upcoming Public Hearing, please RSVP at least 48-hours prior to a Public Hearing Meeting so that arrangements can be made prior to the meeting for your statement to be heard.

A public hearing will be scheduled 30-45 days after the proposed rules are original filed with JCARR.  The Public Hearing Notice will be available on The Ohio Department of Health's website (HERE).

Status of Proposed Rules:
CLICK below to view the current stage of the Chapter or Rule.

Public Comment Period 

Rule #      Chapter/Rule/Title Comment Period Dates
3701-5 Vital Statistics July 6, 2021  August 6, 2021
3701:1-48 Licensing and Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiography June 30, 2021  July 30, 2021
3701:1-49-20 Licensing and Safety Requirements for Well Logging  Personnel monitoring June 29, 2021  July 29, 2021
3701:1-56 License for Special Nuclear Material June 29, 2021  July 29, 2021
3701-83 Health Care Facilities Licensing June 29, 2021  July 29, 2021
3701-42 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program June 25, 2021  July 25, 2021
3701-84-27 Patient selection/utilization  bone marrow transplantation service June 25, 2021  July 25, 2021
3701-8 Help Me Grow May 3, 2021  June 2, 2021
3701-12-08, -09 Certificate of Need April 21, 2021  April 28, 2021
3701-21 Food Service Operation April 20, 2021  May 20, 2021
3717-1 Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code April 19, 2021  May 19, 2021
3701-58 Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program April 1, 2021  April 30, 2021
3701:1-67-04 and -12 External Beam Radiation Therapy Equipment April 1, 2021  April 15, 2021
3701-72-03 Standards for educations programs, continuing education courses, and national certifying organizations March 1, 2021  March 15, 2021
3701-64 Abuse or Neglect in Long-Term Care Facilites February 19, 2021  March 21, 2021
3701-8 Help Me Grow Program February 19, 2021  March 21, 2021
3701-56 Dentist Loan Repayment Program February 19, 2021  March 21, 2021
3701-66 Preganancy-Assocated Mortality Review (PAMR) February 19, 2021  March 21, 2021

Rules on Ohio Public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB) Agenda

Rule #      Chapter/Rule/Title Meeting Date
3701-5 Vital Statistics August 20, 2021
3701:1-48 Licensing and Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiography August 20, 2021
3701:1-49-20 Licensing and Safety Requirements for Well Logging  Personnel monitoring August 20, 2021
3701:1-56 License for Special Nuclear Material August 20, 2021
3701-83 Health Care Facilities Licensing August 20, 2021
3701-42 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program August 20, 2021
3701-84-27 Patient selection/utilization  bone marrow transplantation service August 20, 2021
3701-8 Help Me Grow August 20, 2021
3701-21 Food Service Operations June 18, 2021
3717-1 State Uniform Food Safety Code June 18, 2021
3701-12-08, -09 Certificate of Need (CON) May 21, 2021
3701-58 Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program May 21, 2021
3701:1-67-04, -12 External Beam Radiation-Generating Equipment May 21, 2021
3701-56 Dentist Loan Repayment Program April 16, 2021
3701-64 Abuse or Neglect in Long-Term Care Facilities April 16, 2021
3701-66 Preganancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) April 16, 2021
3701-72-03 Standards for educational programs, continuing education courses, and national certifying organizations March 19, 2021

Original File Proposed Draft Rules

Rule #      Chapter/Rule/Title Posted Date
3701-4 Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System March 26, 2021
3701-12
(01, 05, 10, 12, 19, 20)
Certificate of Need (CON) March 26, 2021
3701-30 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Investigation and Reporting
March 26, 2021
3701-32 Lead Hazard Abatement March 26, 2021


Public Rules Hearing

Rule #      Chapter/Rule/Title Meeting Date
3701-4-01, -03 Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System April 29, 2021
3701-30 Childhood Lead poisoning Prevention, Investigation and Reporting April 29, 2021
3701-32 Lead Hazard Abatement
April 29, 2021
3701:1-50 Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material April 29, 2021
3701-04 Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System December 17, 2020
3701:1-40-16, 3701:1-46-43, 3701:1-58 Medical Use of Radioactive Materials December 17, 2020


Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) Hearing

Rule #      Chapter/Rule/Title Meeting Date
3701-4-01, -03 Ohio Cancer Sureillance System May 10, 2021
3701-25 Resident Camps May 10, 2021
3701-30 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Investigation and Reporting May 10, 2021
3701-32 Lead Hazard Abatement May 10, 2021
3701:1-50 Packaging and Tranportation of Radioactive Material May 10, 2021
3701-4 Ohio Cancer Suveillance System December 7, 2020
3701:1-58 (3701:1-40-16, 3701:1-46-43      Medical use of Radioactive Materials
December 7, 2020


ODH Final Filed Rules

Rule #      Chapter/Rule/Title Effective Date
3701-32 Lead Hazard Abatement December 1, 2021
3701-12
Certificate of Need (CON) June 24, 2021
3701-4
Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System
Jun 13, 2021
3701-30 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Investigation and Reporting
Jun 13, 2021
3701:1-50 Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material June 13, 2021
3701:1-58 (3701:1-40-16, 3701:1-46-43 Medical use of Radioactive Materials
Feb 04, 2021
3701-19

Hospice Care Programs

Jan 23, 2020
3701-84-27

Patient selection/utilization - bone marrow transplantation service - Appendix A

Jan 20, 2020
3701-84-61, -62

Health Care Services - Pediatric Intensive Care Units

Jan 20, 2020
3701-59

Hospitals

Jan 20, 2020
3701-28 Private Water Systems

Jan 01, 2020

NOTE: Final filed Chapters/Rules of the Ohio Administrative Code that relate to the Ohio Department of Health will remain on the proposed rules page until they are available through LAWriter and moved to the Final Rules Tab.

 

Final Rules

Final rules are rules that have completed the rules process, been adopted by the Director of Health, and are codified in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

Chapters of the Ohio Administrative Code that relate to the Ohio Department of Health are available through LAWriter by clicking the links below;

3701 Department of Health - Administration and Director 3701:1 Radiation Control 3717 State of Ohio Uniform
Food Safety Code
4736 Sanitarian
Registration

Ohio Administrative Code rules may be accessed by clicking on the Chapter link in the table below:

Chapter/
Rules
     Title

3701-3 

     Communicable Diseases
3701-4      Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System
3701-5      Vital Statistics
3701-6      Physician Loan Repayment Program
3701-7      Maternity Units and Homes
3701-8      Help Me Grow Program
3701-9      Body Art (Tattoo and Body Piercing)
3701-12      Certificate of Need
3701-13      Hiring of Direct-Care Provider Employees
3701-14      DRG Reporting Requirements
3701-15      Tuberculosis
3701-16      Residential Care Facilities
3701-17      Nursing Homes
3701-18      Training and Competency Evaluation Programs; Train the Trainer
3701-19      Hospice Care Programs
3701-21      Food Service Operations
3701-25      Resident Camps
3701-26      Campgrounds
3701-28      Private Water Systems
3701-29      Household Sewage Treatment Systems
3701-30      Lead Screening and Assessment
3701-31      Swimming Pools
3701-32      Lead Hazard Abatement
3701-33      Agricultural Labor Camps
3701-36      Local Health Departments
3701-40      Hearing Evaluations
3701-41      Poison Control, Prevention, and Treatment
3701-42      Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
3701-43      Program for Medically Handicapped Children
3701-44      Ryan White Program
3701-45      Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program
3701-47       Abortion
3701-48      Save Our Sight Fund
3701-49      Fees for Laboratory Services
3701-51      Public Notice
3701-52      Smoking Prohibitions
3701-53      Alcohol Testing
3701-54      Critical Congenital Heart Disease
3701-55      Newborn Screening for Genetic, Endocrine, or Metabolic
3701-56      Dentist Loan Repayment Program
3701-57      Ohio Birth Defects Information System
3701-58      Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program
3701-59      Hospitals
3701-60      Home Health Agencies
3701-61      Nursing Home Residents' Rights on Transfer or Discharge;
     Employee Background Checks
3701-62      Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Protocol
3701-63      Appeal of Denial of Long-Term Care Facility Certification
3701-64      Abuse or Neglect in Long-Term Care Facilities
3701-65      Service Delivery to Multiple Needs Children
3701-67      Child Fatality Review Board
3701-68      Use of 440-416 Funds
3701-69      Radon Testing
3701-72      Licensing of Radiation Handlers Operating in Medical Settings
3701-73      Public Health Investigations
3701-74      Choose Life Fund
3701-75      Accessing Confidential Personal Information
3701-81      Lead Safe Rental Registry
3701-82      Lead Training Programs; Environmental Lead Analytical Laboratories
3701-83      Licensing Provisions for Health Care Facilities
3701-84      Quality Standards for Providers of Health Care Service (HCS) 
3701-86      Registration of Newborn Safety Incubator Locations
3701:1-37       Physical Protection of Category One and Category Two Quantities of Radioactive
      Material
3701:1-38      General Radiation Protection Standards for Sources of Radiation
3701:1-40       Licensing of Radioactive Material
3701:1-43      Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive
     Material (TENORM)
3701:1-44      Licensing of Source Material
3701:1-46      General Licenses and Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution
3701:1-48      Licensing and Safety Requirements for industrial Radiography
3701:1-49      Licensing and Safety Requirements for Well Logging
3701:1-50      Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material
3701:1-52      Licensing and Safety Requirements for Irradiators
3701:1-54      Radiation Generator and Broker Reporting Requirements
3701:1-56      License for Special Nuclear Material
3701:1-58      Medical Use of Radioactive Materials 
3701:1-66      Medical Radiation-Generating Equipment
3701:1-67      External Beam Radiation Therapy Equipment
3701:1-68      Non-Medical Radiation-Generating Equipment
3717-1      State of Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code
4736      Sanitarian Licensure (4736-9-02, 4736-10-01, 4736-15-01, 4736-15-03)

https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-administrative-code/chapter-3701-81

Click on the following site to access both newly original filed rules as well as, newly final filed rules that may not yet have been posted to the web: Register of Ohio.