Certification Review Appeals

Operators who engage in the quality review process may file an appeal.  If at any point you disagree with Ohio Recovery Housing, you may file an appeal.  Examples of decisions you may appeal include: 

  •  Your application lapses 

  •  Your application was denied

  •  Your request for an extension was denied

  •  You were asked to engage in a quality improvement activity that you do not feel is needed to meet the quality standard.


All appeals must be submitted in writing and be made within 60 days of the decision or action.  Late appeals will not be considered.  You may submit your appeal to or to 

Ohio Recovery Housing Board of Directors

35 East Gay St

Suite 401

Columbus, OH 43215

Include with your appeal

  •  The decision or action you are seeking to appeal

  •  Any attachments or evidence that you would like considered

  •  Your name, email address and phone number

All appeals are considered by the full board of directors.  A member of the Ohio Recovery Housing Board may contact you to ask you additional questions about your appeal. 


The Board will consider your appeal at the next full board meeting.  Full board meetings occur six times per year.  A quorum of board members must be present in order to make a decision on your appeal.  All decisions of the Board of Directors are final.  

You may also contact the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR).  Ohio Recovery Housing has been designated by NARR to implement a quality review process in accordance with standards and expectations of NARR.  Any operator may contact NARR with a concern about Ohio Recovery Housing.  You may contact NARR at anytime.  NARR recommends that you file an appeal and complete the appeal process prior to contacting NARR.  However, you are able to contact NARR at anytime with your concerns.