Mandated reporters are professionals or professional’s delegate identified by law who must make a report if they have reason to believe that the abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult has occurred.
If you intend to make a formal report of suspected maltreatment, please call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center at 844-880-1574. The Minnesota Elder Justice Center is an independent nonprofit organization, and is not able to receive reports for investigation.
Minnesota has established a central system for reporting suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. This state-wide common entry point (CEP) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll-free phone number to use to make a report is: 844-880-1574. In addition, web reporting is available for mandated reporters at: mn.gov/dhs/reportadultabuse.
Reports made to the CEP are evaluated for need for immediate protective services. Reports which allege a crime are referred to law enforcement. All reports of suspected maltreatment are referred to the lead investigative agency responsible for responding to the report. Lead investigative agencies are: Counties, Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Training on the responsibilities of mandated reporters is offered by the Department of Human Services.
For more information on Minnesota’s mandated reporting law, please go to the Department of Human Services Adult Protection Unit.