Abuse Registry

The Abuse Registry for the State of Tennessee is maintained by the Tennessee Department of Health. The Abuse Registry includes names of persons who have abused, neglected, exploited or misappropriated the property of vulnerable persons. The names on the Abuse Registry are submitted for placement by Tennessee departments and agencies which oversee the protection and welfare of vulnerable persons.  Names may also be submitted by law enforcement agencies.  Under the Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) § 68-11-1004, no employee or volunteer whose name is listed on the Abuse Registry may be hired or otherwise permitted to provide services to “vulnerable persons”, as defined by T.C.A. § 68-11-1002(6).

If you are aware that a person on the Abuse Registry is working for a DIDD-contracted provider or otherwise providing care for a person supported by DIDD, please contact Dennis Beard in the Protection from Harm unit at 615-532-6549.

When using the link below to check to see if a person’s name is on the Abuse Registry, we strongly recommend that you search by Social Security number.

Link to Tennessee Department of Health Abuse Registry