TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-27
Penalties for Abuse of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

SECTION 40.1-27-4


§ 40.1-27-4 Penalty – Failure to report.

(a) Any person so required to make a report as provided by § 40.1-27-2 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 § 40.1-27-2 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) Any person who shall attempt, with or without threats or promises of benefit, to induce another to fail to report an incident of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned for more than one year, or both.

(d) Any person who fails to report an incident of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect after another has indicated a reliance on the reporting pursuant to § 40.1-27-2 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. 1990, ch. 414, § 1.)