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Who regulates Nursing Homes in Ohio?

Who is responsible for inspections, licenses, and quality?

topics: regulations | Nursing homes | inspections | Ohio Department of Health

Its good to know this information in case you have a problem or question about your family member in a nursing home.

The Ohio Department of Health is responsible for the licensing and oversight of Ohio's 964 nursing care facilities, including nursing homes, Transitional Care Units, and Rehab Facilities.

The Division of Quality Assurance conducts on-site surveys to verify that a facility meets state and federal rules. Enforcement actions can be taken if a facility fails to meet compliance regulations. The Division also investigates complaints related to resident's rights, quality of care, quality of life, staffing, abuse, dietary and environmental concerns.

The Division's address is Ohio Department of Health, Nursing Homes/Facilities, 246 North High Street, 3rd Floor Columbus, OH 43215. Their web page is at this link: Ohio Department of Health / Nursing Homes

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