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Freestanding Dialysis Centers/ End Stage Renal Disease Facilities

The Ohio Department of Health licenses and/or certifies approximately 300 Freestanding Dialysis Centers/ End Stage Renal Disease Facilities

DEFINITION

A freestanding dialysis center is a facility that provides chronic maintenance dialysis to end stage renal disease patients on an outpatient basis, including dialysis services in the patient's place of residence.

A certified end stage renal disease facility is a facility that provides outpatient maintenance dialysis services, or home dialysis training and support services, or both.  A dialysis center may be independent or hospital-based unit

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

All freestanding dialysis centers are required to be licensed by the Ohio Department of Health under section 3702.30 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Information and Operational Support, is responsible for processing initial, renewal, change of capacity, and change of owner applications. See link for license applications/forms for a copy of the application and instructions.

The Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Information and Operational Support, certifies end stage renal disease facilities for participation in the Medicare programs.

INSPECTIONS/SURVEYS

The Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Community Health Care Facilities and Services, is responsible for conducting on-site inspections/surveys for compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. Medicare-certified ESRDs are not currently subject to an annual survey visit, but do receive an unannounced inspection/survey on a schedule established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. During these surveys, all aspects of care and services are evaluated based on state and federal laws and rules.  

Health Care Provider and Services: To obtain real-time information, generate, print and download reports regarding health care providers that are licensed and/or Medicare/Medicaid certified by the Ohio Department of Health.

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Community Health Care Facilities & Services
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 995-7466
Fax: (614) 564-2475

E-mail: community@odh.ohio.gov

Last Updated: 10/16/14

 

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