Section 14-302 of the Family Law Article of the Maryland Annotated Code requires Maryland health practitioners, police officers or human service workers who have reason to believe that the a vulnerable adult has been subject to abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation to report such abuse immediately to the local department of social services. This statute would include reporting of nursing home abuse/neglect. Any other person (other than health practitioners, police officers or human service workers) who has reason to suspect elder abuse/neglect may also make a Complaint.
To make a complaint, call the following telephone number - 1-800-917-7383.
A State investigation is conducted in response to every complaint of neglect/abuse. If abuse is substantiated, Maryland Adult Protective Services may intervene.
Please feel free to contact the lawyers at Dever & Feldstein, LLC at (888) 825-9119 for a free consultation if you believe that a family member or loved one has sustained serious injury as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse.