An unusual incident, also called a UI, is an event or occurrence involving a person that is not consistent with routine operations, policies, and procedures, or the person’s care or service plan, but is not a major unusual incident.
The Incident Report Form is used to report an unusual incident. Whenever a UI occurs, a provider must submit the Incident Report Form to the County Board.
Every independent and agency provider must maintain a log of unusual incidents that includes:
Information about the incident, including day, time, and notes regarding any injuries
What actions were taken after becoming aware of the incident
What caused or contributed to the incident
*Both independent and agency providers must review UI logs at least once per month to ensure appropriate preventive measures were implemented and to identify patterns or trends. Once the logs have been reviewed, send them to the appropriate County Board.
Providers may use the UI Incident Report Log as a template.
MAJOR UNUSUAL INCIDENTS
Major unusual incidents, also called MUIs, are alleged, suspected, or actual occurrences of an incident when there is reason to believe the health and welfare of a person may be adversely affected or the person is placed at a likely risk of harm. MUIs are reported so they can be investigated. The investigation will help find out why the incident happened and what can be done to keep it from happening again. The goal is to help people be safe.
To ensure Health and Safety of the individual(s) they serve, providers must: