TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-5
Assaults

SECTION 11-5-10.3


§ 11-5-10.3 Assault on persons 60 years of age or older by caretaker causing bodily injury.

Any person who shall commit an assault and battery upon a person sixty (60) years of age or older, causing bodily injury, and who was, at the time of the assault and battery, responsible for the care and treatment of the victim, shall be deemed to have committed a felony and shall be imprisoned not exceeding five (5) years, or fined not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or both. Further, if at the time of the assault and battery the person committing the act was employed by a health care facility that either condoned the act or attempted to conceal it, the health care facility shall be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 442, § 1.)