Medicaid, ARHOME, and ARKids Beneficiaries

Watch for your renewal form, fill it out, and return it to Arkansas Medicaid right away to avoid losing Medicaid coverage if you are eligible.

Mandated Reporters of Adult Maltreatment

Mandated Reporters of Adult Maltreatment

1-800-482-8049 – Adult Maltreatment 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.)

  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Coroner
  • Dentist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Osteopath
  • Resident intern
  • Nurse
  • Hospital personnel engaged in administration, examination, care, or treatment of persons
  • Social worker
  • Case manager
  • Home health worker
  • Mental health professional
  • Peace officer
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Facility administrator or owner
  • Employee of a facility
  • Employee of the Department of Human Services
  • Firefighter
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Employee of a bank or other financial institution

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.