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Health, Safety and MUI

 




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 (MUI)

We are here to help families in understanding Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs) and the activities and responsiblities of those involved. We understand the important role family plays in the health and safety of individuals with disabilities which is why we believe it is important for everyone to understand the MUI system and its purpose.

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 will be 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 to prevent it from happening again. Learn more about the MUI process, including reporting and investigation timeframes, click here for our MUI brochure.
 

If you have questions about the MUI process please call 330-764-8988.

 

Who Must Report An MUI and How?
All providers who are contracted, certified or licensed to serve persons with DD, all Medina County Board of DD staff and anyone paid to provide Medicaid waiver services are required, by law, to report MUIs. For a detailed description of the MUI rule, click here.
 

MUIs may be reported during working hours (Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm), through an email to muireport@mcbdd.org.
During all other times (Monday-Friday from 4:00 pm - 8:00 am and weekends), reports are handled through an emergency cell phone at 330-416-0840.

 

All providers of service are required to report using the "Provider Initial MUI Report Form." The form may be found by clicking here.
All MUIs are reported by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities electronically to the Ohio Department of DD.


Need More Help?
If you have any concerns or difficulties in reporting MUIs, you may contact the Ohio Department of DD MUI hotline at 1-866-313-6733
If you need more help or have other questions, contact the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) hotline: 1-800-231-5872 or TDD number: 1-800-228-5404


DODD Annual MUI Report
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Annual MUI Report is now available on its website, click here to see the DODD Annual MUI report. The report highlights some of the challenges that individuals with disabilities face regarding health and safety concerns. The report also highlights the hard work of providers, county board and department staff provding ongoing supports to actively address these health and safety concerns.

 

 

Health and Safety Alerts from the State of Ohio

The Ohio Department of DD has put together a series of helpful guides about health and safety issues for people with disabilities.
For the most recent health and safety alerts from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, click here.


 

 

Wellness Resources

The Medina County Board of DD realizes the importance of good health and hygiene. Studies show that healthy habits can prevent problems such as obesity and illness, while lowering the risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Click the following link for a few helpful health-related resources, including the "Health Tips & Wellness Ways" newsletters, flu clinic information, links to other resources, and more.

Click here to go to Wellness Resources.







 

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