Maltreatment Reporting in Assisted Living Facilities
Maltreatment Reporting in Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities Must Report Abuse and Neglect

According to Minn. Stat. 144G.42, Subd. 6, Compliance with requirements for reporting maltreatment of vulnerable adults; abuse prevention plan.

(a) The assisted living facility must comply with the requirements for the reporting of maltreatment of vulnerable adults in section 626.557. The facility must establish and implement a written procedure to ensure that all cases of suspected maltreatment are reported.

(b) The facility must develop and implement an individual abuse prevention plan for each vulnerable adult. The plan shall contain an individualized review or assessment of the person’s susceptibility to abuse by another individual, including other vulnerable adults; the person’s risk of abusing other vulnerable adults; and statements of the specific measures to be taken to minimize the risk of abuse to that person and other vulnerable adults. For purposes of the abuse prevention plan, abuse includes self-abuse.

Reporting Suspected Crime and Maltreatment

According to Minn. Stat. 144G.42, Subd. 7, the facility shall support protection and safety through access to the state’s systems for reporting suspected criminal activity and suspected vulnerable adult maltreatment by:

(1) posting the 911 emergency number in common areas and near telephones provided by the assisted living facility;

(2) posting information and the reporting number for the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center to report suspected maltreatment of a vulnerable adult under section 626.557; and

(3) providing reasonable accommodations with information and notices in plain language.

To see the rest of 144G.42 Minimum Assisted Living Facility Requirements click here.

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Maltreatment Reporting in Assisted Living Facilities