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  198.097.  Misappropriation of funds of elderly or disabled nursing home residents, penalty. — 1.  Any person who assumes the responsibility of managing the financial affairs of an elderly or disabled person who is a resident of any facility licensed under this chapter is guilty of a class E felony if such person misappropriates the funds and fails to pay for the facility care of the elderly or disabled person.  For purposes of this subsection, a person assumes the responsibility of managing the financial affairs of an elderly person when he or she receives, has access to, handles, or controls the elderly or disabled person's monetary funds, including but not limited to Social Security income, pension, cash, or other resident income.

  2.  Evidence of misappropriating funds and failure to pay for the care of an elderly or disabled person may include but not be limited to proof that the facility has sent, by certified mail with confirmation receipt requested, notification of failure to pay facility care expenses incurred by a resident to the person who has assumed responsibility of managing the financial affairs of the resident.

  3.  Nothing in subsection 2 of this section shall be construed as limiting the investigations or prosecutions of violations of subsection 1 of this section or the crime of financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person as defined by section 570.145.

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(L. 1987 S.B. 277 § 1, A.L. 2007 S.B. 577, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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