TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.8
Abuse in Health Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17.8-3


§ 23-17.8-3 Penalty – Failure to report.

(a) Any person required to make a report as provided by § 23-17.8-2 and who fails to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(b) Any person who alters or changes without authorization or destroys or renders unavailable a report made by another pursuant to § 23-17.8-2 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) Any person who attempts to induce another to fail to report an incident of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(d) Any person being a high managerial agent who fails to report an incident of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect after another has reported an incident of abuse, neglect or mistreatment to an appropriate agent pursuant to § 23-17.8-2 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned for more than one year, or both.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 409, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 504, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 235, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 423, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 317, § 3.)