Event management is an important component of an overall approach to ensuring the health, safety, individual freedom, and quality of life of people participating in home and community-based services (HCBS) and ICF/IID services. REM has established provider requirements, forms, and a reportable events database to ensure effective responses to events involving harm or risk of harm to persons supported, as well as preventative measures.
REM has established a clear set of definitions for events that are reportable to DIDD, which includes abuse, neglect, and exploitation, as well as behavioral, medical, and other events. Providers shall be responsible for performing data collection and analysis for all reportable events and interventions in an effort to identify individual persons supported at significant risk of harm and general provider trends and patterns. The provider shall use this information towards reducing individual risk through processes such as Plans of Cares, Support Plans, Circle of Support, etc., as well as reducing general risk through the provider prevention plan process. DIDD and the MCOs shall also identify general trends and patterns and develop outreach intended to prevent future harm while respecting and supporting dignity of choice.