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Pediatric Respite Care

Pediatric respite care programs provide inpatient respite care and related services to pediatric patients and their families in order to meet the physical, psychological, spiritual, and other special needs experienced during or leading up to the final stages of illness, dying, and bereavement.  Pediatric respite care patients are patients who are less than twenty-seven years of age and whom, prior to the age of eighteen, have been diagnosed with a disease or condition that is life-threatening and is expected to shorten the life expectancy regardless of whether the patient is terminally ill. 

Pediatric respite care programs provide services including: palliative and respite care, care by or under supervision of a registered nurse, medical social services, physician’s services, counseling, and bereavement services. Pediatric respite care programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) under Chapter 3712. of the Ohio Revised Code.  Pediatric respite care licenses are effective for three years and are subject to a licensure survey every three years. Out-of-state pediatric respite care programs providing services to patients in Ohio must have an administrative office in Ohio.

Health Care & Provider 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
Office of Health Assurance and Licensing, Pediatric Respite
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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



Last Updated: 6/7/2013