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Legal Statutes: California

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Article 2. Definitions

back to top15610.07. Abuse of an elder or a dependent adult

“Abuse of an elder or a dependent adult” means either of the following:

(a) Physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering.

(b) The deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering.

(Added by Stats.1994, c. 594 (S.B.1681), § 3. Amended by Stats.1997, c. 663 (S.B.628), § 3; Stats.1998, c. 946 (S.B.2199), § 2.)