Ohio Revised Code § 3701.19 - Poison Control Network Definitions.

As used in sections 3701.19 to 3701.201 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Poison prevention and treatment center" means an entity designated as a poison prevention and treatment center by the director of health under section 3701.20 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Harm" means injury, death, or loss to person or property.

(C) "Tort action" means a civil action for damages for injury, death, or loss to person or property. "Tort action" includes a product liability claim that is subject to sections 2307.71 to 2307.80 of the Revised Code, but does not include a civil action for a breach of contract or another agreement between persons.


(1) Subject to division (D)(2) of this section, "volunteer" means a trustee, officer, or agent of a poison prevention and treatment center, or another person associated with such a center, who satisfies both of the following:

(a) Performs services for or on behalf of, and under the authority or auspices of, the center;

(b) Does not receive compensation, either directly or indirectly, for performing those services.

(2) For purposes of division (D)(1) of this section, "compensation" does not include any of the following:

(a) Actual and necessary expenses that are incurred by a volunteer in connection with the services performed for a center, and that are reimbursed to the volunteer or otherwise paid;

(b) Insurance premiums paid on behalf of a volunteer, and amounts paid or reimbursed, pursuant to division (E) of section 1702.12 of the Revised Code;

(c) Modest perquisites.

Effective Date: 02-12-2004

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