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Hospitals in Ohio are required to register with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and submit an annual registration report. Hospitals seeking Stroke Level Recognition must submit a completed registration form available on our webpage.

There is no hospital  licensure in Ohio; however, hospitals must be registered and must report certain information to the ODH annually in accordance with section 3701.07  of the Ohio Revised Code. The rules set forth in Chapter 3701-59 of the Ohio Administrative Code  establish the specific reporting requirements and elements. As part of this registration process, hospitals in the State of Ohio are required to complete and submit the Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report (AHR)  by March 1 each calendar year.

Forms and instructions for the annual Hospital Registration Report can be obtained through the links below:

Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report

Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report - Instructions and Definitions

Request Changes to Registered Beds

Hospital Registration Application

Information provided consists of data pertaining to the hospital’s location, corporate owner, classification and type. In addition, hospitals are required to provide statistical data including, but not limited to, surgical, neonatal and emergency room services, cardiac catherization, and bed utilization. This information is used not only by the Department for registration purposes, but also by many other interested parties such as hospitals, health service areas, health care consultants and other offices within the Department for planning, comparative studies, and trend analysis. To review some of the most common questions regarding hospital registration, please view our most Frequently Asked Questions  page.

To generate a Directory of Hospitals go to the following web link http://publicapps.odh.ohio.gov/eid/default.aspx and select Health Care Provider and Information Extract.  Then choose Directory of Hospitals under the report category.  You can choose if you would like to include all of the counties or if you are looking for certain counties.  You can also choose how the report is sorted.  To review annual hospital registration reports you can use the above web link and select Health Care Provider Real Time Information.  Choose hospitals from the facility type drop down menu.  Then choose Hospital Registration and place the name of the hospital you want to review.

In addition to the annual hospital registration reporting, beginning in 2018 hospitals are also required to submit a Nursing Services Staffing Plan to the Ohio Department of Health.  You can obtain more information and guidance on our Nursing Services Staffing Plan page.

For additional assistance, please contact:

Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Regulatory Operations, Annual Hospital Registration
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-466-3325
Fax: 614-564-2480
Email: AHR@odh.ohio.gov