Health & Safety
The health and safety of people with developmental disabilities is the top priority for the Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Our board members, administration, and staff are committed to a community that is healthy and safe for all those with disabilities.
The WCBDD is designated by the state as the reporting agency for incidents involving individuals with developmental disabilities in Wayne County.
Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)
An MUI (major unusual incident) is an alleged, suspected, or actual incident where there is reason to believe the health and safety of an individual was adversely affected. Examples may include, but are not limited to: physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, attempted suicide, death, exploitation, misappropriation, medical emergency, missing individual, neglect, unapproved behavior support, unscheduled hospital admission, and/or significant injury.
MUI reporting and investigations help everyone to identify why an incident occurs and how to prevent it from happening again.
Who Must Report an MUI?
- All providers who are contracted, certified or licensed to serve persons with developmental disabilities
- All Wayne County Board of DD staff
- Anyone paid to provide Medicaid waiver services
What if I suspect an MUI?
If you suspect an MUI, whether involving your family member, a person you serve, or someone else, you have a few options for how to proceed. You can call:
- The DODD MUI Hotline (which allows you to leave anonymous tips)
- The individual’s SSA
- Our after-hours emergency cell
The important thing is reporting so the MUI can be investigated and the individual’s safety can be protected.
Please note all providers of service are required to report an MUI. If you are a provider of service, please follow this MUI reporting process.