R 408.22106 Definitions; H to M.
Rule 1106. (1) “Hospitalization” means the inpatient admission to a hospital for
treatment, observation, or any other reason.
(2) “Inpatient hospitalization” means the formal admission to the inpatient service of
a hospital or clinic for care or treatment.
(3) "Medical treatment" means the management and care of a patient to combat
disease or disorder. For the purposes of these rules, "medical treatment" does not include
any of the following:
(a) Visits to a physician or other licensed health care professional solely for
observation or counseling.
(b) The conduct of diagnostic procedures, such as x-rays and blood tests, including
the administration of prescription medications used solely for diagnostic purposes, for
example, eye drops to dilate pupils.
(c) "First-aid" as defined in R 408.22105(3).
History: 1979 AC; 1983 AACS; 2001 AACS; 2015 AACS.
R 408.22107 Definitions; O to Y.
Rule 1107. (1) "Occupational injury or illness" means an abnormal condition or
disorder. Occupational injury is a result of a work accident or from an exposure involving
a single incident in the work environment and includes, but is not limited to, a cut,
fracture, sprain, or amputation. Occupational illnesses include both acute and chronic
illnesses, including, but not limited to, a skin disease, respiratory disorder, or poisoning.
Injuries and illnesses are recordable only if they are new, work-related cases that meet 1
or more of the recording criteria of these rules.
(2) "Other potentially infectious material" means other potentially infectious
material as defined in Occupational Health Standard Part 554 “Bloodborne Infectious
Diseases,” as referenced in R 408.22102a. These materials include the following:
(a) Human bodily fluids, tissues, and organs.
(b) Other materials infected with the HIV or hepatitis B (HBV) virus, such as
laboratory cultures or tissues from experimental animals.
(3) "Physician or other licensed health care professional" means a physician or other
licensed health care professional who is an individual and whose legally permitted scope
of practice, that is, license, registration, or certification, allows him or her to
independently perform, or be delegated the responsibility to perform, the activities
described by these rules.
(4) "Recordable injuries and illness" means an injury or illness that meets the
general recording criteria, and therefore is recordable, if it results in any of the following:
(b) Days away from work.
(c) Restricted work or transfer to another job.
(d) Medical treatment beyond first-aid.
(e) Loss of consciousness.
An employer must also consider a case as meeting the general recording criteria if it
involves a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health