Adult protective services
If a vulnerable adult is in immediate danger call 911
About adult protection
A vulnerable adult is any person, 18 or older, who receives services from a licensed healthcare facility or home care or personal care assistance provider in Minnesota, or who requires assistance to provide for his or her own care. This person is also unable or unlikely to report maltreatment because of a physical or mental limitation.
Minnesota Department of Human Services: Adult Protection
MNPrairie Adult Protective Services Prioritization
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting
The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) provides a toll-free number, 1-844-880-1574, for the general public to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Mandated reporters – including law enforcement, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers and other licensed professionals – can use a web-based reporting system.
To report suspected maltreatment
Out of state maltreatment: Maltreatment that occurred in another state, and is not suspected to be occurring in Minnesota, must be reported to the state in which the maltreatment occurred. The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) has an APS map available online with information on reporting suspected abuse nationwide.
Website for mandated reporter
Mandated Reporter Form under the “Mandated Reporters should follow these Mandated Reporter Vulnerable Adult Instructions for reporting.
Mandated reporters are professionals, or professional's delegate, who are required under the state’s Vulnerable Adult Act to make an immediate report to MAARC if they suspect a vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected or financial exploited.The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center refers maltreatment reports to the lead investigative agency within the appropriate jurisdiction: MNPrairie Adult Protection Services, the Office of Health Facility Complaints, the Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Division, or law enforcement, depending on where the maltreatment occurred and whether or not criminal activity is suspected.
Supported decision making / guardian & conservatorWINGS- Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders
Volunteers of America
Minnesota Association of Guardianship & Conservatorship
For questions about adult protection:507.923.2951
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