2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
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. 

(b)  Prohibited.-  

(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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