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Abuse or Neglect


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Department of Public Health

Abuse or Neglect

DPH requires you to report any suspected instance of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of patient or resident property.

If an employee or volunteer verbally reports a suspected instance of resident abuse, neglect, etc., to your facility, the information must be reported to DPH.

See the glossary for further discussion of what constitutes abuse, neglect, mistreatment, or misappropriation of property.

Reference: 105 CMR §§ 141.201(F), 150.002(G)(1)-(3), 155.010(A)(1), 155.004

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