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Registration of Nonprofit Shelters/Health Care Provider Volunteer Immunity

Ohio Revised Code Sections 3701.071 and 2305.234 provide for immunity from civil liability for health care providers and facilities providing care to the indigent.  Nonprofit shelters or health care facilities must register with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) by Jan. 1 of each year.  In order to register, a nonprofit shelter or health care facility must complete a registration form and a personnel survey form.  Upon receipt of these registration materials, ODH sends the nonprofit shelter or health care facility an acknowledgement letter with assigned registration number.

A nonprofit shelter or health care facility operating in Ohio must keep records of all patients who receive medical, dental or other health-related diagnoses, care or treatment at the shelter or facility.

Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health

Health Care Provider Registration Program

246 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215


Telephone: (614) 466-3975

Fax: (614) 564-2422




Last Updated: 5/10/12