DCBDD's Human Rights Committee oversees the development and implementation of behavioral support strategies that include restrictive measures across all settings and services. Restrictive measures include violations of the Bill of Rights (ORC 5123.62), manual restraints, mechanical restraints, chemical restraints, and time-out. The committee also safeguards individuals’ rights and protects individuals from physical, emotional, and psychological harm.

Behavioral Consultants and Support Administrators will have contact with the Human Rights Committee if a restrictive measure is needed to help protect an individual or those around them. Please contact the DCBDD Human Rights Committee at Behavior.Support@dcbdd.org if you have any questions or would like any guidance for a specific situation. Please also contact us if you are interested in serving as a committee member. Family members, eligible individuals, and Behavioral Consultants are welcome.

Please see below for helpful documents related to DCBDD's Human Rights Committee:

Pre-Consultation Data Collection

Informed Consent

Human Rights Committee Review Checklist

Review of Restrictive Measures Spreadsheet

Human Rights Committee Due Dates and Meeting Dates