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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.