Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.234. Failure to report

Subdivision 1. Crime.  Any mandated reporter who is required to report under section 626.557 , who knows or has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is being or has been maltreated, as defined in section 626.5572, subdivision 15 , and who does any of the following is guilty of a misdemeanor:

(1) intentionally fails to make a report;

(2) knowingly provides information which is false, deceptive, or misleading;  or

(3) intentionally fails to provide all of the material circumstances surrounding the incident which are known to the reporter when the report is made.

Subd. 2. Increased penalty.  It is a gross misdemeanor for a person who is mandated to report under section 626.557 , who knows or has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is being or has been maltreated, as defined in section 626.5572, subdivision 15 , to intentionally fail to make a report if:

(1) the person knows the maltreatment caused or contributed to the death or great bodily harm of a vulnerable adult;  and

(2) the failure to report causes or contributes to the death or great bodily harm of a vulnerable adult or protects the mandated reporter's interests.


FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.