Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment

Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

Licensed Minnesota home care providers and registered home management providers are required to comply with Minn. Statute 626.557 Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults. Effective July 1, 2015, Minnesota has a new statewide adult abuse reporting line. This replaces the individual county common entry points with one number to call to report allegations and complaints of maltreatment.

If you have witnessed or know of a vulnerable adult or minor who has been the victim of physical or mental abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or unexplained injuries act now to file a complaint or report an incident.

Complaints can be reported to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) by calling (844) 880-1574 (toll free). You can find more information at their website here:

Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center

Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Minors

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, contact your county or tribal social services agency or the police. If it is an emergency, call the police at 911. For general questions regarding child protection, email DHS at Dhs.Child.Safety-Permanency@state.mn.us.

Minn. Statute 626.556 Reporting of Maltreatment of Minors

Mandated Reporters

Mandated reporters may use the online reporting system or call the MAARC toll free number above. Follow the link below to report online.

Online Reporting System (for mandated reporters)

Office of Health Facility Complaints

The Office of Health Facility Complaints in the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health investigates complaints against licensed home care providers. You may also contact the Office of Health Facility Complaints with your concerns.

MDH Office of Health Facility Complaints


Updated Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 03:58PM