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Alerts for maltreatment risk reduction

Licensing rules are the minimum standards that license holders are required to meet. The following information is provided to call your attention to areas that pose a risk of harm to individuals receiving services in licensed programs and to provide recommendations to reduce this likelihood. Although many of the areas of the alerts and the corresponding recommendations are requirements of licensure, some are not specifically mentioned in the rules. Implementing these recommendations does not mitigate the license holder's responsibility to ensure compliance with licensing rules and statutes.

If an incident occurs, failure to address the topics in these alerts may contribute to findings of maltreatment under the Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Act (Minnesota Statutes, sections 626.557 and 626.5572) or the Reporting of Maltreatment of Minors Act (Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556). Findings of maltreatment at a licensed program may result in the disqualification of one or more individuals and fines against the license holder. In addition, please familiarize yourself with the alerts available at:

Alerts regarding vulnerable adults

Alerts regarding children and adolescents

Alerts regarding adults and children

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