How do I File an Ohio Nursing Home Complaint for Abuse and Neglect

Posted: December 1, 2017 | Last Updated: December 14, 2017

Do you want to file a complaint about a nursing home? There are several reasons you may want to do so. There are also several ways to file a complaint about an Ohio nursing home. These are explained below.

But remember, your statements to the state of Ohio may not be confidential. They could potentially pose a problem for a future lawsuit. If you would like to discuss your issues before you make your complaint or would like an attorney to review your complaint form, complete the contact information at the bottom of the page or call (216) 777-8856 to schedule an appointment.

Complete the form

You can also make a complaint by completing Form (HEA 1685). We have provided the official form below for your convenience. Once you download the form, complete it and submit as discussed below.

Ohio Nursing Home Complaint Form

Email

You can email your completed complaint form to HCComplaints@odh.ohio.gov.

Mail

Mail your completed complaint form to ODH, PCSU, 246 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

Fax

You can also fax your complaint if it is less than 10 pages long. Fax your complaint to 614-728-9169 or 614-564-2422.

Call the hotline

The state of Ohio has a hotline you can call if you need to make a complaint about an Ohio nursing home. To make a complaint, call (800) 342-0553. A live person should be available between the hours of 8AM to 5PM. A staff person who works for the state of Ohio should be available to take your call.

A voicemail is available after hours.

What types of facilities can I file a complaint about?

You can complaint about many different kinds of facilities, including the following types.

  • Home Health Agency
  • Residential Care Facility (aka Assisted Living Facility)
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Nursing Home

I’d like an attorney to review my complaint

Remember, your complaint to the state of Ohio is not confidential! If you are thinking that you may need to file a lawsuit in the future because of abuse or neglect, we strongly recommend that you speak to an attorney first. If you would like to discuss your complaint or have an Ohio Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer review your complaint before it is submitted, complete the contact information at the bottom of the page.

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