Ohio’s new biennial budget includes much-needed and well-deserved increases in Direct Support Professional (DSP) wages – the largest investment in Ohio’s developmental disabilities system in history! This is important to DCBDD and the people we support because it means that the essential and tireless work of our system’s DSPs is valued both inside and outside of the developmental disabilities system. DCBDD thanks DSPs, today and always, for the role they play in helping all people live personally fulfilling lives!
To learn about the local financial impact of the historic rate increases and the potential impact on services, visit www.dcbdd.org/FundingModernization
Upcoming Board Meetings and Closures
Upcoming Board Meeting:
October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Background checks are available by appointment only. To schedule, please send an email to BCI@dcbdd.org
Health and Welfare Alerts:
Visit the following link for dehydration information
If you are a provider who is interested in receiving emergency alerts from DCBDD, click here to sign up!
To receive health and welfare alerts from DODD, click here
DCBDD to Distribute iBill
We have partnered with the U.S. Treasury Department to be a distributor of the iBill.
Read below to learn more about the iBill and how to acquire one from DCBDD.
DCBDD Incident Reporting Form
An Incident Reporting Form (IRF) must be completed for all MUIs and UIs.
All IRFs for MUIs must be sent to MUI@dcbdd.org by 3pm on the following business day.
- All providers are required to complete monthly UI Logs, which are reviewed by DODD and DCBDD during compliance reviews. Please note, logs must show evidence they were reviewed at least monthly, even when no incidents have occurred. Evidence can be shown by signature and date on the log. Here is a link to a UI Log you can use: DODD UI Log
- DCBDD will request UI Logs from all providers at least once per year. When requested, UI Logs may be mailed to the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities or emailed to UILogReview@dcbdd.org.
- By January 31st of each year, all providers shall conduct an in-depth review and analysis of trends and patterns of MUIs occurring during the preceding calendar year and compile an annual report. Providers shall send the annual report to the county board for all programs operated in the county by February 28th of each year.
- Annual MUI reports for Delaware County should be sent to MUI@dcbdd.org. You are required to complete and send this analysis to the County Board even if you do not have any MUIs to report. These forms can be found on our website at the links below:
- Independent Provider- ANNUAL REPORT (dcbdd.org)
- Agency Provider- ANNUAL REPORT (dcbdd.org)
- If you have not provided your annual report to DCBDD for 2022, please send it to MUI@dcbdd.org.
Abuser Registry Updates
- Richard Tuggle 05/23/1962
- Barbara Pierce 01/04/1970
- Gregory Barnhill Jr. 10/12/1999
If you believe these individuals are in your employ or seeking employment with your organization, you should follow published procedures for verifying the applicant/employee is not on the registry. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the DODD registry unit at: 1-866-313-673.
Community Resource Feature
Bridges Community Action Partnership
Bridges Community Action Partnership empowers people in need by connecting them with resources. The organizations specifically serves Delaware, Logan, Madison, Shelby, and Union counties.
To learn more about resources for Delaware County, visit this link.
Assistive Technology Library
Interested in trying assistive technology to see if it meets your needs? Borrow a device from the DCBDD Assistive Technology Lending Library! Our current inventory includes:
- Echo Show
- Echo Dot
- Ring Video Doorbell
- Smart Plug
- Wyze Camera
- Electronic Reading Aid
- Miku Monitor
- Schlage Electronic Deadbolt
- Clip Different
To borrow a device, review the following documents and submit the request to AssistiveTechnology@dcbdd.org.
Health Linkage Program
The Health Linkage Program can help with:
- healthcare providers not understanding disabilities
- being denied appointments
- physical inaccessibility of buildings and places
inaccessibility of equipment like exam tables
- inadequate insurance coverage
- lack of transportation
The Health Linkage Program helps make these problems go away so you can just focus on your health!
October 4th – 6th
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center Sandusky, Ohio
Synergy Conference is an incredible event designed to create an environment of collaboration, innovation and growth among those who experience and support people with developmental disabilities. You don’t want to miss out on this valuable three-day conference!
Provider Training Series
Oct 26, 2023
All sessions are at 10 a.m.
Join the Provider Training Series offered by the Office of Compliance. Contact email@example.com with any questions. OSSAS is now the Office of Compliance. Register here