2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 3 - OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Subtitle 6 - Abuse and Other Offensive Conduct
Section 3-605 - Abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult in the second degree.
§ 3-605. Abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult in the second degree.
(a) Scope of section.- This section does not apply to abuse that involves sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult.
(1) A caregiver, a parent, or other person who has permanent or temporary care or responsibility for the supervision of a vulnerable adult may not cause abuse or neglect of the vulnerable adult.
(2) A household member or family member may not cause abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult.
(c) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
(d) Sentencing.- A sentence imposed under this section shall be in addition to any other sentence imposed for a conviction arising from the same facts and circumstances unless the evidence required to prove each crime is substantially identical.
[2002, ch. 321, § 2.]
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