Modification of Maltreatment of Minors Act and Vulnerable Adults Act
Emergency Executive Order 20-32 issued on April 8, 2020, allows the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify certain requirements so that providers can take necessary action to protect Minnesotans.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Health Regulation Division (HRD) has temporarily modified certain statutes that affect requirements for investigations, background studies, and enforcement activities for the Maltreatment of Minors Act (MOMA) and the Vulnerable Adults Act (VAA).
These modifications will allow the MDH Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) to prioritize investigations of allegations of egregious maltreatment that could result in serious harm or death, while also prioritizing COVID-19-specific support to providers and vulnerable adults.
The modifications to these standards can be found on the HRD Office of Health Facility Complaints website.
Questions can be sent to Health.OHFC-Complaints@state.mn.us.