Investigations

The email is investigations@clermontdd.org

Christine Darling, Investigations Manager
(513) 732-4846
cdarling@clermontdd.org

Christy Monsson, Investigative Agent
(513) 732-5113
cmonsson@clermontdd.org

Joyce Luce, MUI Secretary
(513) 732-4835
jluce@clermontdd.org

The Investigative Unit for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities is located at the Thomas A. Wildey Center and manages information for all service providers, including County Board-operated programs and services involving significant incidents that pose a risk to the health and safety of individuals with developmental disabilities. This information is generated through the Major Unusual Incident (MUI) process. The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities defines certain types of occurrences as Major Unusual Incidents, or incidents that have the potential to pose a significant risk to the health and safety of the individuals we serve. The MUI process seeks to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities have access to appropriate treatment care, and ensure that providers of services address individual needs in a thorough and proactive manner. The MUI process reviews both individual and agency system needs. The Investigative Agent performs the duty of investigation, information gathering, review, and analysis of MUI’s, and ensures that service providers take appropriate actions toward the resolution and prevention of Major Unusual Incidents.

MUI’s are defined as the alleged, suspected, or actual occurrence of abuse; attempted suicide; death, exploitation; failure to report; injuries of known origin; involvement with law enforcement; medical emergency; misappropriation; missing person; neglect; peer-to-peer acts, prohibited sexual relations; rights code violations; unapproved behavior support; injury of unknown origin; and unscheduled hospitalization.

What To Do and How to Report an MUI

Do this for – (Category A)  Accidental/Suspicious Death, Exploitation, Failure to Report, Misappropriation, Neglect, Peer to Peer Act, Physical Abuse, Prohibited Sexual Relations, Rights Code Violation causing risk, Sexual Abuse or Verbal Abuse

  1. Ensure health and safety (remove/ minimize threat, check and care for injury, etc.)
  2. Notify Law Enforcement or Children’s Services (732-7173) immediately of criminal acts/ child abuse. Document time of notification.
  3. Notify SSA, Investigations Dept. or On Call SSA Emergency # after hours (319-0179) within 0-4 hours. You must speak with a person.
  4. Notify the guardian, provider as soon as possible- same day. Document time of notification.
  5. Send a written report to Investigations Dept. by 12 Noon the next working day. (F) 732-5020 or investigations@clermontdd.org You must do this step even if you have verbally notified.

Do this for – (Category B & C)  Non-accidental/Non-suspicious Death, Attempted Suicide, Medical Emergency, Missing Individual, Significant Injury, Law Enforcement, Unscheduled Hospitalization, or Unapproved Behavior Support

  1. Ensure health and safety (remove/ minimize threat, check and care for injury, etc.)
  2. Notify guardian and provider. Notify SSA within 24 hours. Notify the Investigations Dept. within 24 hours (732-4828). You can leave a message for Category B & C. Document time of notification.
  3. Send a written report to Investigations Dept. by 12 Noon the next working day. (F) 732-5020 or investigations@clermontdd.org You must do this step even if you have verbally notified.

*Unusual incidents are to be reported directly to the SSA for review and team prevention planning.

If you are not sure if an incident is an MUI or a UI, do not hesitate to ask SSA or Investigations at 732-4828.

Forms

1. Important MUI Timelines
2. Unusual Incident Procedures
3. UI/MUI Report Form
4. UI Report Log
5. Category C – Law Enforcement
6. Category C – Unscheduled Hospitalization
7. Category C – Unapproved Behavior Support
8. Category A & B Prevention Plan Form
9. MUI TO GO Card
10. Health and Welfare Alerts
11.  MUI Analysis Template

MUI Training

Clermont County DD is now offering MUI and Individual Rights training online!  Please  email jluce@clermontdd.org for information and to register.