The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has licensed certain facilities and mandated them to report maltreatment according to the requirements outlined in MS 626.557.
Moreover, any federally certified skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or nursing facilities (NFs) need to adhere to some additional reporting requirements imposed by federal law. Similar requirements are imposed on hospitals with swing beds.
Any incidents of maltreatment not reportable to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) according to federal law may still be required to be relayed as suspected maltreatment to the MAARC under MS 626.557.
It is required by federal law that any occurrences such as abuse, mistreatment, neglect, misappropriation of resident property, and injuries due to unknown reasons must be reported to MDH within 24 hours of discovery. These reports must be made through electronic notification.
The process is as follows:
The mandated reporter must also submit a report to the MAARC or CEP if they are reportable under the VAA.
However, since August 1, 2009, the following providers are granted an exception to oral reporting to the MAARC/CEP:
These providers can send a duplicate of the initial report and submit it electronically to the health commissioner to comply with the reporting requirements.