Health and Welfare Alerts
The purpose of Health and Welfare Alerts is to provide critical information to caregivers in areas in which DODD has identified a risk to individuals' health and welfare. The Alerts provide data, additional resources, and guidance on what can be done to avoid or minimize risk. The purpose of Ohio's health and safety system is to mitigate incidents, provide timely care when needed, and offer appropriate reporting. These Alerts are one more step to keep our partners informed on the health and welfare challenges individuals with disabilities face and what we can to help.
All DD Employees are required to be trained, annually, on identification and reporting of Major Unusual Incidents and Unusual Incidents prior to unsupervised contact. This training includes the review of any Health and Welfare Alerts released during the previous calendar year. For questions or comments regarding Alerts, please contact the MUI/Registry Unit at 614-995-3810.
Alerts table of contents - Alert Number Key ex. 18-03-01: (alert number - month issued - year issued)
The Ohio DODD is offering a subscription service to alert people when new Information Notices and Alerts are published. The email Information Notice Alert will contain a copy of the new or updated Information Notice as well as a link to the department's archive of Information Notices on the Internet.
Please Note: Important information communicated through email may be affected by any email filtering "SPAM" software you have installed on your computer. To ensure that you receive important e-mails, do one of the following:
- Add dodd.ohio.gov domain to your e-mail "safe list."
- If your settings do not allow you to add e-mail addresses to a "safe list," use the Help section or contact your e-mail/internet provider's Customer Support to research your configuration options.
- Disable your email filtering "SPAM" software.