WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT THIS IS A SCAM?
As a caregiver, family member or trusted friend, you
notice that medication prescribed to an individual with
developmental disabilities is missing or in unusual amountsfrom day to day. The individual may seem to have
unusual pain or discomfort, or his/her behavior may seem
erratic or out of the ordinary.
HOW CAN CONSUMERS PROTECT THEMSELVES?
Place all medication in a locked, safe storage facility
with access limited to only necessary caregivers. Track who
is dispensing medications with accountability, and conduct a
regular inventory of medications to make sure that only the
medications necessary are being dispensed.
Monitor the behavior of the individual. If you notice
unusual moods or behavior, immediately take the individual
to a doctor to uncover the reasons.
HOW TO REPORT IF YOU'VE BEEN A VICTIM
241-KIDS: If the individual is under the
age of 20, call the Hamilton County Job and Family Services'
24-hour hotline to report child abuse or neglect.
Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities
Services' (HCDDS) Major Unusual Incidents and Prevention
Unit (MUIP): MUIP is a mandated investigative and
prevention entity within HCDDS. To report an emergency, call
513-794-3308. To speak with the MUIP Unit help desk, call
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