Health and Welfare Alerts 2016
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities' Health & 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.