Resources for Providers

Administrative Rules

Review administrative rules governing the Department of Aging's programs and services. Participate in the rule development process by participating in public comment periods, public hearings and legislative review of draft rules. Review recent rules updates by other state agencies that impact services for older adults.


Provider Certification

Learn about the various provider types used in the Department of Aging's programs and services. Review certification requirements and apply for provider certification using our online system.


Data Center

Review program data, such as waiver program participation and grant amounts.


Education Center

Access educational and training resources tailored to aging network provider staff and management, including frequently asked questions, service training, and education about age-related illnesses and conditions.


Nursing Home Quality Improvement

Each Ohio nursing home is required to participate in at least one quality improvement project every two years to maintain their licensure. Programs are developed or approved by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.



The Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) develops and enforces standards for nursing home administrators, formulates appropriate examinations, and issues, revokes, and suspends licenses.