All Reportable Incidents must be reported by telephone to OPWDD's Incident Management Unit 518-473-7032
Reportable Incidents of Abuse and Neglect include but are not limited to physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, as well as other prohibited conduct such as deliberate inappropriate use of restraint, and neglect. Reportable Significant Incidents include but are not limited to medication errors that result in adverse effects, use of seclusion, mistreatment, missing person, and choking events. These definitions are explained in detail in the Part 624 Handbook.
Statewide Committee on Incident Review
The Statewide Committee on Incident Review (SCIR) is dedicated to preventing harm and abuse of people with developmental disabilities who receive services operated, funded or authorized by OPWDD. Members of the Committee are appointed by OPWDD leadership and include individuals who perform a variety of functions at the agency's Central and Regional offices. Membership also includes representation from not-for-profit providers and provider organizations across the state.
Incident Management Guidance
All Part 624 and Part 625 regulations and associated interpretive guidance....