Ohio Admin. Code § 3701-3-01 DEFINITIONS
As used in Chapter 3701-3 of the Administrative Code:
(A) "Antimicrobial" means an agent that kills
microorganisms or suppresses microorganism multiplication or growth.
(B) "Arthropod" means an organism of the phylum Arthropoda,
such as an insect, spider, mite or tick.
(C) "Board of health" means the board of health of the city
or general health district, or the authority having the duties of a
board of health in any city as authorized by section 3709.05 of the
(D) "Child care center" means any private home,
institution, or public or private facility in which child care is
provided for one or more infants, toddlers, pre-school children, and
school children outside of school hours, during any part of the
twenty-four hour day, by persons other than the parents or legal
guardians of the children in care.
(E) "Department" means the Ohio department of health.
(F) "Diarrhea" means three or more loose stools in a
twenty-four hour period.
(G) "Director" means the director of health or his or her
(H) "Endemic" means the constant presence of a disease or
infectious agent within a given geographic area.
(I) "Epidemic" or "outbreak" means the occurrence
of cases of disease in numbers greater than expected in a particular
population or for a particular period of time.
(J) "Exclude" means to bar from participation.
(K) "Food handler" means a person who prepares or serves
food intended for human consumption.
(L) "Health district" means a city or general health
district as created by Chapter 3709. of the Revised Code.
(M) "Incidence" means the number of new cases of a disease
occurring during a specified interval of time in a defined population.
(N) "Infected individual" means a person whose body harbors
a specific microorganism capable of producing disease, whether or not
the person is experiencing signs or symptoms of the disease.
(O) "Isolation" means the separation of an infected
individual from others during the period of disease communicability in
such a way that prevents, as far as possible, the direct or indirect
conveyance of an infectious agent to those who are susceptible to
infection or who may spread the agent to others.
(P) "Period of communicability" means the interval during
which an infected individual or animal is shedding the specific
microorganism of a communicable disease in such a manner that those who
are susceptible could acquire the infection.
(Q) "Quarantine" means the restriction of the movements or
activities of a well individual or animal who has been exposed to a
communicable disease during the period of communicability of that
disease and in such a manner that transmission of the disease may have
occurred. The duration of the quarantine ordered shall be equivalent to
the usual incubation period of the disease to which the susceptible
person or animal was exposed.
(R) "Sensitive occupation" means direct food handling,
direct patient care, the handling of food or provision of direct care to
children in a child care center, or any other occupation which provides
significant opportunity for an infected individual to transmit
infectious disease agents.
(S) "Sexually-transmitted disease" or "venereal
disease" is an infectious disease commonly contracted through
sexual contact such as chancroid, chlamydia, gonococcal infection,
granuloma inguinale, human immunodeficiency virus infection,
lymphogranuloma venereum, or syphilis.
(T) "Susceptible person" means a person that, when exposed
to an infectious microorganism, may not possess sufficient resistance to
prevent contracting the infection or disease.
HISTORY: 1998-99 OMR 63 (R-E), eff. 7-23-98; 1979-80 OMR 4-613 (A),
eff. 3-13- 80; prior HE-3-01
RC 119.032 rule review date(s): 7-23-03
<General Materials (GM) - References, Annotations, or Tables>
RC 3701.13, Powers of department; nutrition
RC 3701.24, Definitions; report as to contagious or infectious
diseases or AIDS and HIV
RC 3701.34, Powers and duties of public health council
RC 3707.06, Notice to be given of prevalence of infectious diseases