Major Unusual Incident (MUI)

We are here to help families in understanding Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs) and the activities and responsibilities of those involved. We understand the important role family plays in the health and safety of individuals with disabilities which is why we believe it is important for everyone to understand the MUI system and its purpose.

MUI (major unusual incident) is an alleged, suspected or actual incident where there is reason to believe the health and safety of an individual will be 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.

The MUI Unit investigates (served individuals) and/or tracks (Unserved individuals) all major unusual incidents involving all Ashland County residents with developmental disabilities served and unserved. MUIs are reported by Ashland County Board of Developmental Disabilities electronically to the Ohio Department of DD.