Birthing centers owned and operated by a religious entity and that provide services exclusively to women who are members of that religious denomination, sect or group are exempted under section 3702.301 of the Ohio Revised Code from the licensure requirements of section 3702.30 of the Ohio Revised Code. These centers are, however, subject to minimum patient safety monitoring and evaluation requirements by the Ohio Department of Health under the provisions of sections 3701-83-56 through 3701-83-59 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
For additional information and assistance, please contact the Office of Health Assurance and Licensing.
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Regulatory Operations, Birthing Centers
246 North High Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 995-7466
Fax: (614) 564-2475