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Sarah's Law

The Sarah House board of directors are very pleased to announce the creation of “Sarah’s Law” which was passed through Ohio Legislation and became effective on March 20, 2013. The following is a brief description of Sarah’s Law:

Pediatric respite care programs

  • Requires the Ohio Department of Health to regulate pediatric respite care programs, which are programs that provide services to patients under age 27 who have been diagnosed before age 18 with life-threatening diseases or conditions that shorten life expectancy.
  • Establishes a licensing process for pediatric respite care programs that is similar to the Department's existing licensure process for hospice care programs.
  • Names the licensing provisions as "Sarah's Law.

Click on the link to learn more about Sarah’s Law:
http://www.lsc.ohio.gov/analyses129/h0303-rrs-129.pdf