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Law and the Church, Requirement 3

List nine (9) laws concerning clergy that you have found by searching your state/provincial laws.

[Rather than only nine, I grabbed as many as I could find in the Ohio Revised Code because there weren't that many more.]

2317.02. Privileged communications.

(C) A member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or regularly ordained, accredited, or licensed minister of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect, when the member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or minister remains accountable to the authority of that church, denomination, or sect, concerning a confession made, or any information confidentially communicated, to the member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or minister for a religious counseling purpose in the member of the clergy's, rabbi's, priest's, or minister's professional character; however, the member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, or minister may testify by express consent of the person making the communication, except when the disclosure of the information is in violation of a sacred trust; 

2921.22. Failure to report a crime or knowledge of a death or burn injury.

[Gunshot wounds and information regarding cause of death or burn injury need not be provided to law enforcement if:]

(1) The information is privileged by reason of the relationship between ... member of the clergy, rabbi, minister, or priest and any person communicating information confidentially to the member of the clergy, rabbi, minister, or priest for a religious counseling purpose of a professional character.

(4) Disclosure of the information would amount to disclosure by a member of the ordained clergy of an organized religious body of a confidential communication made to that member of the clergy in that member's capacity as a member of the clergy by a person seeking the aid or counsel of that member of the clergy. 

3101.08 Who may solemnize [marriages].

An ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or congregation within this state who is licensed to solemnize marriages, a judge of a county court in accordance with section 1907.18 of the Revised Code, a judge of a municipal court in accordance with section 1901.14 of the Revised Code, a probate judge in accordance with section 2101.27 of the Revised Code, the mayor of a municipal corporation in any county in which such municipal corporation wholly or partly lies, the superintendent of the state school for the deaf, or any religious society in conformity with the rules of its church, may join together as husband and wife any persons who are not prohibited by law from being joined in marriage. 

3101.09 Prohibition.

No person, except those legally authorized, shall attempt to solemnize a marriage, and no marriage shall be solemnized without the issuance of a license. 

3101.10 License.

A minister upon producing to the secretary of state, credentials of his being a regularly ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or congregation, shall be entitled to receive from the secretary of state a license authorizing him to solemnize marriages in this state so long as he continues as a regular minister in such society or congregation. A minister shall produce for inspection his license to solemnize marriages upon demand of any party to a marriage at which he officiates or proposes to officiate or upon demand of any probate judge. 

3101.11. Recording of license.

The secretary of state shall enter the name of a minister licensed to solemnize marriages upon a record kept in the office of the secretary of state. 

3101.12. Record as evidence.

When the name of a minister licensed to solemnize marriages is entered upon the record by the secretary of state, such record and the license issued under section 3101.10 of the Revised Code shall be evidence that such minister is authorized to solemnize marriages in this state. 

3721.14. Duties of [nursing/residential care] home to implement rights; certain persons to have access to [nursing/residential care] home.

(6) A minister, priest, rabbi, or other person ministering to a resident's religious needs. 

3722.15. Persons authorized to enter [adult care] facility; access to records.

(4) A minister, priest, rabbi, or other person ministering to a resident's religious needs; 

3724.12. Right of entry [to community alternative homes] of certain persons.

Persons who may enter a community alternative home during reasonable hours are a resident's sponsor, residents' rights advocates, a resident's attorney, a physician or other person providing health care services to a resident, a prospective resident and prospective resident's sponsor, employees of county departments of job and family services, and a minister, priest, rabbi, or other person ministering to a resident's religious needs. 

4301.23. Sacramental wine.

All sales of sacramental wine for religious rites shall be made only upon the written, signed, dated, and sworn application of the member of the clergy or official purchasing the same. Such application must have endorsed thereon the approval of the general administrative officer, if there is such an officer, of the religious group to which the purchasing member of the clergy or official belongs. The name, address, and official position of such administrative officer shall be certified to the division of liquor control in such manner as the liquor control commission by rule prescribes. 

4757.41. Exceptions from provisions [regarding restrictions on counseling].

(4) Rabbis, priests, Christian science practitioners, clergy, or members of religious orders and other individuals participating with them in pastoral counseling when the counseling activities are within the scope of the performance of their regular or specialized ministerial duties and are performed under the auspices or sponsorship of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect or an integrated auxiliary of a church as defined in federal tax regulations, paragraph (g)(5) of 26 C.F.R. 1.6033-2 (1995), and when the individual rendering the service remains accountable to the established authority of that church, denomination, sect, or integrated auxiliary; 

4758.03. Exceptions to provisions [on unauthorized practice as a chemical dependency counselor].

(B) An individual who is a rabbi, priest, Christian Science practitioner, clergy, or member of a religious order and other individuals participating with them in pastoral counseling when the chemical dependency counseling activities are within the scope of the performance of their regular or specialized ministerial duties and are performed under the auspices or sponsorship of an established and legally cognizable church, denomination, or sect or an integrated auxiliary of a church as defined in paragraph (h) of 26 Code of Federal Regulations 1.6033-2 (2000) as amended, and the individual rendering the service remains accountable to the established authority of that church, denomination, sect, or integrated auxiliary;

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