To Report Suspected Abuse of Individuals who are Developmentally Disabled or Disabled Individuals Living in the Community

To report abuse and serious incidents call the QA/QI hotline: (401) 462-2629

The Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) Unit at BHDDH advocates for and protects adults with disabilities when violations occur that may have an adverse effect on an individual’s health, safety, welfare, rights, or quality of life. The services offered are for any individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (between the ages of 18 - 59) who is living in the community.

The Unit operates a 24 hour hotline, seven days per week, 365 days per year. Staff responds to reported incidents of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and financial exploitation, offers help to individuals needing assistance accessing benefits and services, and advocates for additional supports as needed. In addition, QA/QI works in close collaboration with the Department of the Attorney General to report and resolve findings of violations as required under current law, community partners, law enforcement, advocacy groups and state departments.