Major Unusual Incident (MUI)

2013 MUI / Registry Unit Executive Summary

A major unusual incident (O.A.C.5123:2-17-02) is defined as any alleged, suspected, or actual occurrence of an incident that adversely affects the health and safety of an individual. There are nineteen types of incidents defined in the rule that are considered major unusual incidents. All incidents require that:

  1. Immediate action is taken to protect individuals from further harm.
  2. An investigation is conducted to determine the cause of the incident and contributing factors.
  3. Prevention plan is put in place to reduce the likelihood of future occurrences.

MUIs are reported to the local County Board of DD, which then reports the information to the DODD. County Boards of DD are responsible for immediate action, investigation, and prevention planning for each incident.

The DODD Major Unusual Incident and Registry Unit reviews all initial MUIs to ensure immediate actions are taken and appropriate notifications have been made. In addition to this review, the DODD provides technical assistance to providers and counties, and routinely conducts assessments of each County Board of DD and Developmental Center's system for ensuring health and safety. The DODD also conducts separate investigations as outlined in the rule.

To Report Health/Safety Concerns:

DODD Abuse/Neglect Hotline 866-313-6733

County Board After Hours Contact Numbers (PDF)

The MUI/Registry Unit has compiled a variety of reports and completed analysis for a number of MUI categories based on information taken from reported incidents.

This information provides a view of the progress and growth of the DODD Health and Safety system. As we continue to understand causes as a system, it will be easier to develop good prevention measures to reduce occurrences.

The DODD appreciates the cooperation and assistance from County Boards of DD, and from providers, in helping make the DODD system work.

The reports and analysis included are: