Health and Welfare
Abuse and Neglect (UI/MUI)
Because people with developmental disabilities are among our community’s most vulnerable citizens, Developmental Disabilities of Clark County is committed to protecting their health and safety. Our Investigative Agents at are responsible for examining cases of abuse, neglect and unusual incidents involving people we serve. All reports are then reviewed by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Incidents of a criminal nature are turned over to law enforcement.
Please provide the following information when calling to report possible abuse, neglect or other unusual incidents:
- Name of individuals involved
- Names of witnesses
- Location the incident occurred
- Details about the incident
- The action taken to remedy the situation
Report abuse, neglect and other possible unusual incidents*
DD of Clark County Abuse/Neglect reporting line: (937) 328-5245
Possible or Determined MUIUI Report Form – printable
Ohio DODD: 1-866-313-6733 or online https://ocf.prodapps.dodd.ohio.gov/.
Disability Rights Ohio: 1-800-282-9181
*Providers of services to individuals with DD are required by rule to call in and report UI/MUI within four (4) hours of the event, and submit a written report by 3 p.m. the next business day.
Community Support and Technical Assistance
In addition to investigating instances of abuse and neglect, we conduct periodic assessments on those who provide care for people with DD.
Regularly scheduled reviews of a provider are conducted prior to the end of the provider’s term license, accreditation term or at least once every five years in non-licensed waiver settings. The review is conducted utilizing a single review tool. A Special Compliance Review may also be conducted due to identified concerns such as complaints, Major Unusual Incidents, reports of fraud, or adverse outcomes identified by other entities such as the Ohio Department of Health or the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Under the guidelines of Ohio Revised Code, a Quality Assessment Registered Nurse is required to conduct reviews of all activities related to administering prescribed medications, performing health-related activities, or performing tube feedings by County Board employees and private providers caring for individuals with specific medical needs. This oversight helps to ensure that best practices are followed during these health-related activities and individuals’ safety is the top priority. Quality assessment reviews must be conducted at least once every three years, or as needed in the event of concerns or complaints.