Reporting suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) is the statewide common entry point for accepting reports of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Reports will be promptly submitted to the appropriate investigative agencies. Vulnerable adults also includes: Adults who reside in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, adult family homes, boarding homes or assisted living facilities or. Those who receive health care or other assistance in providing for the basic necessities of life while residing in their own home.
The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) provides a toll-free number, 1-844-880-1574, the general public can call 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. The North Dakota Legislature passed the Vulnerable Adult Protective Service Law in 1989. The law authorized the Department of Human Services to develop, administer, and implement a program of protective services for vulnerable adults. Definition: A vulnerable adult is any person older than age 18, or emancipated by marriage that has a.
Not wanting to be alone with certain individuals is also a red flag. How Do We Protect Vulnerable Adults? There are several ways to protect vulnerable adults. The most effective way to help and protect vulnerable adults is never to ignore signs of abuse and never to shrug them off as nothing. If you are suspicious, ask questions.