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Important 2022 Annual Analysis Updates and Changes

In August 2022, The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) transitioned Major Unusual Incident (MUI) data to a new application called the Ohio Incident Tracking and Monitoring System (OITMS). Unfortunately, the transition remains ongoing. The 2022 data and reports used by providers and county boards for MUI Annual Reviews has been delayed in OITMS. At the beginning of the year DODD and Summit DD notified the provider community that the 2022 Annual Analysis would need conducted in March 2023, but due to further delays to OITMS becoming fully operational, these dates have changed again. Read More ›

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Prevention Plan Verification

How to verify Prevention Plan Implementation

For any MUI (regardless of findings), Summit DD is required by Rule to verify the implementation of all prevention plans before the case can be closed with DODD. To do this, the assigned Investigative Agent (IA) to the MUI must obtain this proof from the providers involved in the prevention plan implementation. This verification requires indisputable evidence that the prevention plan information has been provided to relevant Direct Support Personnel (DSPs) and that the DSPs indicated understanding of how to implement the plan. Read More ›

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Reimbursement of Misappropriated Funds & Property

The Personal Funds of the Individual Rule (OAC 5123-2-07(I)(d)) states that a provider is required to reimburse the personal funds of an individual served when they or one of their staff is the subject of a substantiated MUI. This would be identified by a provider’s staff being named as a PPI and/or by an identified provider systems issue that contributed to a substantiated Misappropriation MUI. Read More ›

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Staff Spotlight: Detective Joseph Black

At the end of 2022, Det. Brandon Blair moved to a different role within the Sheriff’s Department and Summit DD’s MUI team began working with Detective Joseph Black. Det. Black has been with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office for 21 years, working first in Corrections and Patrol before coming to the Detective Bureau. Read More ›

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