What is patient abuse or neglect?

Patient abuse or neglect occurs when a care facility employee knowingly or recklessly causes physical harm to a resident or fails to give a resident needed medical services.

To report abuse or neglect in a private home or community setting:

County Department of Job and Family Services, Adult Protective Services Division
http://jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.pdf

To report quality of care issues in a care facility:

Ohio Department of Health
(800) 342-0553
https://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/dspc/complnt/complnt1.asp

Questions?

800-282-0515

Please send any additional documentation to:

Patient Abuse/Neglect Intake Officer
Office of the Attorney General
150 E. Gay St.,17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 877-527-1305

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Report Patient Abuse and Neglect

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