The Tennessee Department of Health is required by state law and federal regulations to maintain a registry of persons who have abused, neglected, or misappropriated personal property of a vulnerable person who is under eighteen (18) years of age, or who, by reason of advanced age or other physical or mental condition is vulnerable to abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property and who was, at the time of such determination, in the care of:
(A) A state agency;
(B) An entity which is licensed or regulated by a state agency; or,
(C) An entity under the provisions of a contract between that entity and a state agency.
Allegations of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of personal property against individuals are investigated thoroughly. Due process is afforded to all accused persons before placement is made.
The address for the Abuse Registry is as follows:
Tennessee Department of Health
Elderly or Vulnerable Abuse Registry
227 French Landing, Suite 501
Heritage Place, Metro Center
Nashville, TN 37243
To speak with staff of the Registry please call:
Toll Free 1-800-778-4504
(in Nashville call 532-5171)