Category Archives: FAQs

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both terms to explain a complex range of neurological disorders primarily characterized by impairments in three core areas:  Read More ›

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 other resources found in the Department of Developmental Disabilities Health and Safety Toolkit .  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 your health information. The privacy rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities, like Summit DD, and gives people an array of rights with respect to their information. At the same time, it is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for a person’s care and other important purposes. Read More ›

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