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Legal Information: Tennessee

Statutes: Tennessee

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Updated: 
May 9, 2019

39-15-508. Aggravated neglect of an elderly or vulnerable adult

(a) A caregiver commits the offense of aggravated neglect of an elderly or vulnerable adult who commits neglect pursuant to § 39-15-507, and the act:

(1) Results in serious physical harm; or

(2) Results in serious bodily injury.

(b) In order to convict a person for a violation of subdivision (a)(1), it is not necessary for the state to prove the elderly or vulnerable adult sustained serious bodily injury as required by § 39-13-102, but only that the neglect resulted in serious physical harm.

(c) A violation of subdivision (a)(1) is a Class C felony.

(d) A violation of subdivision (a)(2) is a Class B felony.