The health and safety of people with developmental disabilities is the top priority for the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Our board members, administration, and staff are committed to a community that is healthy and safe for all those with disabilities.
The MCBDD is designated by the state as the reporting agency for incidents involving individuals with developmental disabilities in Medina County.
Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)
An MUI (major unusual incident) is an alleged, suspected, or actual incident where there is reason to believe the health and safety of an individual was adversely affected. Examples may include, but are not limited to: physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, attempted suicide, death, exploitation, misappropriation, medical emergency, missing individual, neglect, unapproved behavior support, unscheduled hospital admission, and/or significant injury.
MUI reporting and investigations help everyone to identify why an incident occurs and how to prevent it from happening again.
Who Must Report an MUI?
- All providers who are contracted, certified or licensed to serve persons with developmental disabilities
- All Medina County Board of DD staff
- Anyone paid to provide Medicaid waiver services
What if I suspect an MUI?
If you suspect an MUI, whether involving your family member, a person you serve, or someone else, you have a few options for how to proceed. You can call:
- The DODD MUI Hotline (which allows you to leave anonymous tips)
- Your/your child’s SSA
- Our after-hours emergency cell
The important thing is that you let someone know so that the MUI can be investigated and the individual’s safety can be protected.
Please note that all providers of service are required to report an MUI. If you are a provider of service, please follow this MUI reporting process.
DODD MUI Hotline:
After-Hours Emergency Cell:
MUI Investigative Agent:
330-764-8988 ext. 123
HIPAA Privacy Practices
The MCBDD shall conform to all requirements for privacy, security, and confidentiality set forth in HIPAA and other applicable law. HIPAA can be complex and has many components, but it essentially addresses three major areas:
Privacy: provides rules in regard to how an individual’s health information may be used and disclosed by covered entities.
Transaction and Code Sets: requires the use of standard transaction formats and code sets when an individual’s financial health information is transmitted electronically by a covered entity for purposes of payment, coverage determinations, eligibility determinations, and similar business matters.
Security: requires covered entities to have specific security measures in place to protect an individual’s health information that is sent or stored electronically.
Health and Safety Alerts
DODD has put together a series of helpful guides about health and safety issues for people with disabilities. Read the most recent health and safety alerts from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.