Residential facilities require licensure by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) if they operate a publicly or privately operated home or facility serving individuals with mental illness. Residential facilities are licensed every two years. There are three types of Residential Facility License which OhioMHAS can issue:
Residential Care Facility
Type 1 Facilities Only - Attachment1 Attachment2 Background Check
Type 2 & 3 Facilities Only - Attachment 1 Background Check
Residential Care Facility Application Checklist
For the Incident Reporting Forms please click here.
Notice: All agencies / facilities who fax their reportable incidents to OhioMHAS should use fax number (614) 485-9737 starting December 14, 2012. Remember that after December 14, 2012 the old fax number (614) 387-2987 is disconnected and will not work. If you have any questions please Call Rob Nugen, Community Client Safety Manager at (614) 466-9074.
Resident Rights - Residential Facility & Board Client Rights and Grievance Procedure
Presented February 15, 2012, by Kathryn Remer, Consumer Advocacy & Protection Specialist, and Janel M. Pequignot, Chief, Standards Development and Administrative Rules
Seclusion and Restraint: Ohio Administrative Code for Community Mental Health Agencies & Type 1 Residential Facilities
Presented December 19, 2011, by Janel M. Pequignot, Chief, Standards Development and Administrative Rules
Incident Notification & Risk Management Rule Change Webinars
On October 13, 2011 Denise Cole, OhioMHAS Private Psychiatric Services Coordinator and Rob Nugen, OhioMHAS Community Client Safety Manager conducted three webinars to address and explain the upcoming changes to the Incident Reporting rules for private psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities and community agencies. Part 1 is a combined presentation conducted by Ms. Cole and Mr. Nugen addressing definitions and rule changes that are common in all three treatment settings. Part 2 is sub-divided into two breakout sessions: Breakout A: addressed the changes specific to Private Psychiatric Hospitals and Breakout B: addressing changes specific to Community Agencies and Residential facilities. These changes go into effect January 1, 2012.
View Part 1 of the incident reporting rules webinar: Combined Community Mental Health Agency, Residential Facility, and Private Psychiatric Hospitals.
View Slides used in the incident reporting webinar Part 1
View Breakout Session B of the incident reporting rules webinar: For Community Mental Health Agencies and Residential Facilities.
View Slides used in the incident reporting webinar Breakout Session B
View DRAFT incident reporting form