Mandated Reporters

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.