2018 Arkansas Code
Title 4 - Business and Commercial Law
Subtitle 7 - Consumer Protection
Chapter 88 - Deceptive Trade Practices
Subchapter 2 - Enhanced Penalties When Elder or Disabled Persons Are Targeted
§ 4-88-201. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 4-88-201 (2018)
  • (a) "Elder person" means a person who is sixty (60) years of age or older.

  • (b) "Disabled person" means a person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one (1) or more of such person's major life activities.

    • (1) As used in this subsection, "physical or mental impairment" means any of the following:

      • (A) Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss substantially affecting one (1) or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; genitourinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; or endocrine.

      • (B) Any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.

    • (2) The term "physical or mental impairment" includes, but is not limited to, such diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech and hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, and emotional illness.

  • (c) "Substantially limits" means substantially interferes with or affects over an extended period of time. Minor temporary ailments or injuries shall not be considered physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a person's major life activities. Examples of minor temporary ailments are colds, influenza, sprains, or minor injuries.

  • (d) "Major life activities" include functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.

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