3335-43-03 Patients.

(A)  The continuous care and treatment of individual patients is the medical responsibility of the member of the attending, courtesy A, and community affiliate medical staff to whose care the patient is admitted or transferred within the Ohio state university hospitals and to licensed health care professionals being granted clinical privileges under these bylaws.

(B)  There shall be only one category or classification of patients in the Ohio state university hospitals, and those patients are the private patients of the medical staff under whose care they are admitted. Patients admitted to the Ohio state university hospitals who, at the time of admission, have not requested or selected a member of the medical staff to attend them shall be assigned by the chief of the appropriate clinical division or department or their designees, to a member of the medical staff for their care and treatment.

(C)  All patients admitted to the Ohio state university hospitals should cooperate and be an integral part of the teaching program of the college of medicine. Should a patient, or on the behalf of the patient, the patient's representative, refuse to participate or cooperate in the teaching program of the Ohio state university hospitals or the college of medicine, the medical staff member responsible for the care and treatment of the patient will encourage participation in the Ohio state university's teaching programs, but will simultaneously inform patients, or when appropriate, the patient’s representative, of their right to refuse participation. Students, including pre- and post-M.D., but not limited thereto, shall be under the direction and control of the members of the medical staff to whom the patient is assigned upon admission to the Ohio state university hospitals or transfer within the Ohio state university hospitals' services. The Ohio state university hospitals respect the patient’s right to participate in decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and further respects the patient’s right to refuse care treatment and services, in accordance with law and regulation.

(Board approval dates: 6/7/2002, 2/2/2007, 9/19/2008, 4/8/2011, 11/7/2014)