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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 565

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2007, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *565.184.  Until December 31, 2016 — Elder abuse in the third degree — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the crime of elder abuse in the third degree if he:

  (1)  Knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with any person sixty years of age or older or an eligible adult as defined in section 192.2400**, knowing the other person will regard the contact as harmful or provocative; or

  (2)  Purposely engages in conduct involving more than one incident that causes grave emotional distress to a person sixty years of age or older or an eligible adult, as defined in section 192.2400**.  The course of conduct shall be such as would cause a reasonable person age sixty years of age or older or an eligible adult, as defined in section 192.2400**, to suffer substantial emotional distress; or

  (3)  Purposely or knowingly places a person sixty years of age or older or an eligible adult, as defined in section 192.2400**, in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or

  (4)  Intentionally fails to provide care, goods or services to a person sixty years of age or older or an eligible adult, as defined in section 192.2400**.  The result of the conduct shall be such as would cause a reasonable person age sixty or older or an eligible adult, as defined in section 192.2400**, to suffer physical or emotional distress; or

  (5)  Knowingly acts or knowingly fails to act in a manner which results in a grave risk to the life, body or health of a person sixty years of age or older or an eligible adult, as defined in section 192.2400**.

  2.  Elder abuse in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.

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(L. 1992 S.B. 573 & 634 § 3, A.L. 2007 S.B. 3)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

**Statutory references to section 660.250 changed to section 192.2400 to comply with section 3.060.


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