Major Unusual Incidents
The MUI Department was established in January of 2002 in compliance with the requirements of Ohio House Bill 94. Aeas were identified as critical factors to ensuring the health and safety of all individuals served by the Summit DD Board. The MUI Unit is responsible for reporting and investigating all Major Unusual Incidents in accordance with all rules and regulations established by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). It is our hope that, in so doing, we will have a positive impact on the lives of the individuals we encounter along the way.
What is a MUI?
A Major Unusual Incident (MUI) is an allegation or actual occurrence of an incident that could place the individual’s health or safety at risk. Click here to download a PDF of the MUI Procedure Handbook.
MUI UNIT CONTACT NUMBERS
After hours emergency: 877-271-6733
Director of MUI Department:
Lindsay Bachman 330-634-8822
Investigative Agent Manager
Matt Klink 330-634-8955
Donna Moss 330-634-8854
Click here for MUI Investigative Agents contact list
MUI Department Fax: 330-634-8553
Click Here for Provider Initial MUI Report Form
MAJOR UNUSUAL INCIDENTS DEFINITIONS
Protocol Major Unusual Incidents
- Physical Abuse: (Report within four hours) the use of physical force that can reasonably be expected to result in physical harm or serious physical harm as those terms are defined in section 2901.01 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). Such force includes, but is not limited to, hitting, slapping, pushing, or throwing objects at an individual.
- Sexual Abuse: (Report within four hours) unlawful sexual conduct or sexual contact as those terms is defined in section 2907.01 of the ORC.
- Verbal Abuse: (Report within four hours) using words to threaten, coerce, intimidate, harass, or humiliate an individual. For the purpose of this rule, verbal abuse also means using gestures to threaten, coerce, intimidate, harass, or humiliate an individual.
- Misappropriation: (Report within four hours) depriving, defrauding, or otherwise obtaining the real or personal property of an individual by any means prohibited by the ORC, including Chapters 2911 and 2913 of the ORC.
- Exploitation: (Report within four hours) the unlawful or improper act of using an individual or an individual’s resources for monetary or personal benefit, profit, or gain.
- Neglect: (Report within four hours) when there is a duty to do so, failing to provide an individual with any treatment, care, goods, supervision, or services necessary to maintain the health and safety of the individual.
- Peer-to-Peer acts: (Report within four hours) an act of physical abuse between individuals where there is intent to harm; verbal abuse with intent to intimidate, harass or humiliate; any sexual abuse; or intentional misappropriation of property with a significant value.
- Failure to report: (report within four hours) when any person who is required to report, has reason to believe that an individual has suffered or faces a substantial risk of suffering harm, and fails to immediately report such information to law enforcement or the County DD Board.
- Incidents of suspicious or accidental deaths (report within four hours).
- Rights Violation: any violation of the Rights enumerated in section 5123.62 of the ORC that adversely affects the health or safety of an individual.
- Prohibited Sexual Relations: a DD employee engaging in consensual sexual conduct or having consensual contact with an individual who is not the employee’s spouse and for who the employee is employed to provide direct care or is within the employee’s chain of command.
NON-PROTOCOL Major Unusual Incidents
- Death: by any cause of any individual.
- Law Enforcement Involvement: An incident involving an individual that requires the involvement of law enforcement and results in the arrest of, filing charges against, or incarceration of the individual.
- Attempted Suicide: any physical attempt by an individual that results in emergency room treatment, in patient observation or hospital admission.
- Missing Person: when an individual cannot be located for a period of time longer than is specified in the individual’s plan and cannot be located in a search of the immediate surrounding area or if law enforcement has been notified to assist in the search for the individual.
- Medical Emergency:an incident where emergency medical intervention is required to save an individual’s life (e.g. Heimlich maneuver, CPR, IV fluids for dehydration).
- Hospitalization: any unplanned or unscheduled hospital admission.
- Unapproved Behavior Support: the use of any behavior support method, including restraint or time-out, that is implemented in an unapproved manner or without obtaining consent, approval, or oversight or is prohibited by the rules promulgated by DODD or by federal regulation or rules.
- Known injury: an injury from a known cause that requires immobilization, casting, or 5 or more sutures; or causes 2nd or 3rd degree burns, or dental injuries; or an injury that prohibits the individual from participating in routine daily tasks for more than 2 days.
- Unknown injury: an injury of an unknown cause that requires treatment that only a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner can provide.