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

To report quality of care issues in a care facility:

Ohio Department of Health
(800) 342-0553



Please send any additional documentation to:

Patient Abuse/Neglect Intake Officer
Office of the Attorney General
30 E. Broad Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 877-527-1305

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Report Patient Abuse and Neglect

The details you provide will help in the investigation and potential prosecution of your allegation. Please provide as much information as possible The nature of your complaint and the fact that you filed it will not be shared with the person or agency named in your complaint.

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