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Rs 14:35.1 Battery Of A Child Welfare Or Adult Protective Service Worker

§35.1. Battery of a child welfare or adult protective service worker

A.(1) Battery of a child welfare or adult protective service worker is a battery

committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to

believe the victim is a child welfare or adult protective service worker working in the

performance of employment duties who has presented proper identification.

(2) For purposes of this Section, "child welfare worker" shall include any child

protection investigator, family services worker, foster care worker, adoption worker, any

supervisor of the above, or any person authorized to transport clients for the agency, or court

appointed special advocate (CASA) program representative.

(3) For purposes of this Section, "adult protective service worker" shall include any

adult protection specialist or adult protection specialist supervisor employed by the Louisiana

Department of Health or the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs.

B. Whoever commits the crime of battery of a child welfare or adult protective

service worker shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars and shall be imprisoned not

less than fifteen days nor more than six months, or both. At least seventy-two hours of the

sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of suspension of sentence. If the battery

produces an injury which requires medical attention, the offender shall be fined not more

than one thousand dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than one year

nor more than five years, or both.

Acts 1987, No. 902, §1; Acts 2005, No. 59, §1, eff. June 16, 2005; Acts 2008, No.

43, §1.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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