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Review Process Measures

Starting January 1, 2025 all recovery homes in Ohio will need to be appropriately certified in order to be on the OhioMHAS registry of recovery housing residences.  Only homes on this registry will be able to receive funding designated for recovery housing, referrals, or to advertise that they are recovery housing, sober living or other drug and alcohol-free housing for people with substance use disorders.  

Certification by the state affiliation of the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) has been listed as one of the entities that the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services can choose to accept as appropriate certification.  Ohio Recovery Housing is the state affiliate of NARR in Ohio.  State affiliates have wide discretion over the review processes that they use to measure NARR standards implementation.  

As Ohio enters this new policy environment the ORH board has reviewed and updated ORH's measures of the national standards and will be implementing significant changes to ensure that ORH is meeting the expectations of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as well as other critical stakeholders.

 

The final documentation and complete lists of measures are below are are effective for all applications, new and recertifications, received starting April 1, 2024.  

ORH Assurances - this is a document of the assurances that each organization will need to sign and provide attestation of when applying for ORH certification.

ORH Agreement - this is a agreement that organizations must sign in order to apply for certification 

Measures for Level I only organizations - this is a list of measures for organizations that operate ONLY Level I homes

Measures for Level II only organizations - this is a list of measures for organizations that operate ONLY Level II homes 

Measures for Level III only organizations - this is a list of measures for organizations that operate ONLY Level III homes

Measures for Organizations that operate more than one level of support - this is a list of measures for organizations that have multiple properties that are at different levels. 

Measures for homes that allow children to live with their parents - these are additional measures for homes that allow children to live with their parents.  These do not apply to adult only homes, or to homes where children visit, but do not live with their parents.  

Extensions - this is ORH's policy on extensions 

ORH Pausing Applications 

As ORH transitions to a new application system and new measures, we will be required to pause accepting applications.  This is so we can provide a high-quality experience for applicants that is more streamlined and offer an easier system for operators to move through the process in a timely manner.  We will also be training our staff, peer reviewers, and communities on the new measures once they are approved. 

 

All applications submitted by December 31, 2023 will be considered using the old system and the measures in effect currently.  Applicants who submit their applications by December 31, 2023 will have until March 31, 2024 to complete the entire application process.  If they are unable to complete the process by this date, they must reapply under the new system.  ORH will grant extensions as warranted to operators who request them. 

ORH will begin accepting new applications again by April 1, 2024.

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