**NEW** as of March 11, 2017:
a. Minnesota State reports concerning vulnerable Adults to the Legislature:
as of December 22, 2016
a. Effective July 1, 2015, the common entry point (CEP),the unit designated under Minnesota laws by the Commissioner of Human Services for receiving reports of suspected maltreatment, will operate as the MN Adul;t Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC)
b. Available 24 hours a day to take calls of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults
c. Immediately notifies the county agency responsible if immediate protective services are needed
d. Immediately notifies a law enforcement agency for any report of suspected maltreatment in which there is reason to believe a crime has been committed.
e. Immediately notifies the medical examiner and the Ombudsman foe Mental Health and Development Disabilities which involves a suspicious death.
f. Refers reports of suspected maltreatment to the lead investigative agency (LIA, responsible for the report.
g. MAARC 1-844-880-1574