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Mandated Reporters of Adult Abuse

1-800-482-8049 - Adult Abuse Hotline

Anyone can report abuse; however, mandated reporters are required by law to report suspected or observed abuse, neglect, or exploitation of endangered or impaired adults (See Population Served webpage for legal definitions or endangered/impaired adults or Arkansas Code § 12-12-1708.)

In addition to mandated reporters required to report suspected adult abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, any other person may make a report if the person has reasonable cause to suspect that an adult has been abused, neglected, or exploited, as defined by the law (See Arkansas Code § 12-12-1708.) However, long-term care ombudsmen are not mandated reporters.

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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