MUIs can be reported by individuals with disabilities, families, providers or the general public.
All providers who are certified to serve persons with disabilities, as well as all Auglaize County Board staff, are required to report MUIs. MUIs should be reported immediately, but no later than 4 hours after knowledge of the incident, by calling the County Board on-call number, 419-629-2419 ext. 207.
An MUI contact has been identified at Auglaize County Board of DD to receive reports of possible MUIs. Incidents may be reported to this individual by phone (419-629-2419
ext.207), fax (419-629-3481) or email (UIR-MUI@auglaizedd.org
). The ODODD also has a hotline (1-866-313-6733)
which may be used if there are concerns or difficulties in reporting to the Auglaize County Board of DD.
The provider’s role is to take immediate actions to protect individuals from further harm when incidents occur while services are being provided.
Providers should report possible MUIs to Auglaize County Board of DD (immediately or) within 4 hours for incidents or allegations of abuse, exploitation, misappropriation, neglect, suspicious or accidental deaths or when a provider has received inquiries from the media regarding an MUI. All other MUIs are to be reported no later than 1 p.m. the next working day following initial knowledge of a potential or determined MUI.
Reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation, misappropriation or death are filed in all cases regardless of where they occur and/or whether or not services were being provided.