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21-5417. Mistreatment of a dependent adult. (a) Mistreatment of a dependent adult is knowingly committing one or more of the following acts:

(1) Infliction of physical injury, unreasonable confinement or unreasonable punishment upon a dependent adult;

(2) taking unfair advantage of a dependent adult's physical or financial resources for another individual's personal or financial advantage by the use of undue influence, coercion, harassment, duress, deception, false representation or false pretense; or

(3) omission or deprivation of treatment, goods or services that are necessary to maintain physical or mental health of a dependent adult.

(b) Mistreatment of a dependent adult as defined in:

(1) Subsection (a)(1) is a severity level 5, person felony;

(2) subsection (a)(2) if the aggregate amount of the value of the resources is:

(A) $1,000,000 or more is a severity level 2, person felony;

(B) at least $250,000 but less than $1,000,000 is a severity level 3, person felony;

(C) at least $100,000 but less than $250,000 is a severity level 4, person felony;

(D) at least $25,000 but less than $100,000 is a severity level 5, person felony;

(E) at least $1,000 but less than $25,000 is a severity level 7, person felony;

(F) less than $1,000 is a class A person misdemeanor, except as provided in subsection (b)(2)(G); and

(G) less than $1,000 and committed by a person who has, within five years immediately preceding commission of the crime, the offender has been convicted of mistreatment of a dependent adult two or more times is a severity level 7, person felony; and

(3) subsection (a)(3) is a severity level 8, person felony.

(c) No dependent adult is considered to be mistreated for the sole reason that such dependent adult relies upon or is being furnished treatment by spiritual means through prayer in lieu of medical treatment in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination of which such dependent adult is a member or adherent.

(d) As used in this section, "dependent adult" means an individual 18 years of age or older who is unable to protect the individual's own interest. Such term shall include, but is not limited to, any:

(1) Resident of an adult care home including, but not limited to, those facilities defined by K.S.A. 39-923, and amendments thereto;

(2) adult cared for in a private residence;

(3) individual kept, cared for, treated, boarded, confined or otherwise accommodated in a medical care facility;

(4) individual with intellectual disability or a developmental disability receiving services through a community facility for people with intellectual disability or residential facility licensed under K.S.A. 75-3307b, and amendments thereto;

(5) individual with a developmental disability receiving services provided by a community service provider as provided in the developmental disability reform act; or

(6) individual kept, cared for, treated, boarded, confined or otherwise accommodated in a state psychiatric hospital or state institution for people with intellectual disability.

(e) An offender who violates the provisions of this section may also be prosecuted for, convicted of, and punished for any other offense in article 54, 55, 56 or 58 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, or K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-6418, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 52; L. 2011, ch. 91, § 33; L. 2012, ch. 91, § 15; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2011, ch. 30, § 21, but that version was repealed by L. 2011, ch. 91, § 41.



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