Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

Major Unusual Incidents Definitions

Major Unusual Incidents: Classification and Definitions

Timely reporting of MUI’s help improve the quality of services for those we support and help keep them safe.  Our MUI team is here to help you understand what to report and when.  All roles and responsibilities of County Board staff and providers can be found in the MUI Rule.  Also, check out the Department of Developmental Disabilities Health and Safety Toolkit for resources tailored for families, county board, and providers.  If you still have questions please contact us.

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How Does Summit DD comply with HIPAA?

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is meant to protect the security and confidentiality of protected health information. The privacy rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities, like Summit DD, and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, it is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes. Read More ›

Person First Language: A practical guide

The Importance of Person First Language

Words are powerful. They shape the way things or people are viewed. It’s important to think about how we phrase things when talking about disabilities or those with disabilities. Person first language is a respectful way to put the focus on the person and not the disability. Read More ›

Inclusive Child Care Support Fact Sheet

Information about community-based child care support from Summit DD

As of 2014, Summit DD has supported more than 61 children in inclusive child care settings in 26 privately run centers, and trained over 475 child care professionals through the Community Partnership for Inclusion program, or CPI. Read More ›

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