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Chapter 319aa - Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Sec. 17b-407. Report of suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment. Penalty for failure to report. Confidentiality. Immunity and protection from retaliation. Notice to complainant. Registry.
  • Sec. 17b-408. Review of report or complaint. Investigation. Report of findings. Referral of report, complaint or information for further action.

Chapter 319dd - Protective Services for the Elderly

  • Sec. 17b-451. Report of suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment or need for protective services. Penalty for failure to report. Immunity and protection from retaliation.

  • Sec. 17b-452. Investigation of report. Findings and recommendation. Registry. Confidentiality.

  • Sec. 17b-453. Referral to Department of Social Services. Injunction against interference by caretaker.

  • Sec. 17b-460. Referral for criminal investigation or proceedings.

Chapter 952 - Penal Code: Offenses

  • Sec. 53a-59a. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the first degree: Class B felony: Five years not suspendable.

  • Sec. 53a-60b. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the second degree: Class D felony: Two years not suspendable.
  • Sec. 53a-60c. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the second degree with a firearm: Class D felony: Three years not suspendable.
  • Sec. 53a-61a. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the third degree: Class A misdemeanor: One year not suspendable.
  • Sec. 53a-321. Abuse in the first degree: Class C felony.
  • Sec. 53a-322. Abuse in the second degree: Class D felony.
  • Sec. 53a-323. Abuse in the third degree: Class A misdemeanor.

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