State of Ohio

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Caregiver Neglect Laws

Failing to provide for a functionally impaired person
R.C. § 2903.16
Patient abuse or neglect
R.C. § 2903.34
Unlawful Restraint
R.C. § 2905.03 
Patient Endangerment
R.C. § 2903.341
R.C. § 2905.01

Emotional/Psychological Laws

Aggravated Menacing
R.C. § 2903.21 
R.C. § 2903.22
Menacing by Stalking
R.C. § 2903.211

Financial Exploitation Laws

R.C. § 2911.02
R.C. § 2913.02
R.C. § 2913.31

Physical Abuse Laws

Reckless Homicide
R.C. § 2903.041
Negligent Homicide
R.C. § 2903.05
R.C. § 2903.13
Aggravated Assault
R.C. § 2903.12

Sexual Abuse/Assault Laws

R.C. § 2907.02
Sexual battery
R.C. § 2907.03
Sexual Imposition
R.C. § 2907.06
Gross Sexual Imposition
R.C. § 2907.05 


State Mandated Reporting


Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 5101.61
Ohio Rev Code § 5101.63

Who has to report?
Any attorney, physician, osteopath, podiatrist, chiropractor, dentist, psychologist, any employee of a hospital as defined in section 3701.01 of the Revised Code, any nurse licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code, any employee of an ambulatory health facility, any employee of a home health agency, any employee of an adult care facility as defined in section 3722.01 of the Revised Code, any employee of a nursing home, residential care facility, or home for the aging, as defined in section 3721.01 of the Revised Code, any senior service provider, any peace officer, coroner, clergyman, any employee of a community mental health facility, and any person engaged in social work or counseling; not including employees of any hospital or public hospital as defined in section 5122.01 of the Revised Code. Any person may report.

When to report?
Any person having
reasonable cause to
believe that an adult
has suffered abuse,
neglect, or

How to report?
Reports shall be made immediately,
either orally or in writing, to the county
department of job and family services.
Oral reports shall be followed by a
written report if requested by the

Ohio Adult Protective Services:


Consumer Protection Statutes