Reporting a Crime Against a Resident Information Center
If long-term care facility staff or personnel suspect a crime has been committed against a resident of, or someone receiving care from, a long-term care facility, the staff/ personnel are required to report any reasonable suspicion of a crime to the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) and at least one local law enforcement entity.
For consumers needing to submit a complaint on a licensed health care facility or entity, please visit Reporting a Complaint about a Health Care Facility.
To report an incident in a long-term care facility, please visit Incident Reporting by Long Term Care Facilities.
How to Report
The Reporting a crime against a resident form should be used by facility staff/ personnel to report to the IDOH a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident or to report retaliation by a facility for reporting of a crime.
The completed report may be submitted to IDOH via:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: (317) 233-7494
| Indiana Department of Health |
Consumer Services & Health Care Regulation
2 N. Meridian St., 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
|Director, Complaint and Incident Reporting Program |
Long Term Care Receptionist: 317-233-7442|
IDOH Main Switchboard: 317-233-1325
Laws and Regulations
F608 - Reporting of Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime
F609 - Reporting of Alleged Violation
Elder Justice Act – Section 1150B of the Social Security Act as established by section 6703(b)(3) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The provided section of the Elder Justice Act is the section requiring the reporting of a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident.
Page last updated: April 2023