§93.4. Exploitation of persons with infirmities
A. Exploitation of persons with infirmities is:
(1) The intentional expenditure, diminution, or use by any person, including a caregiver, of the property or assets of a person with an infirmity, an adult with a disability, or a person who is aged, including but not limited to a resident of a nursing home, facility for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental health facility, hospital, or other residential facility without the express voluntary consent of the resident or the consent of a legally authorized representative of an incompetent resident, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations.
(2) The use of the power of attorney or guardianship of a person with an infirmity, a person who is aged, or an adult with a disability for one's own profit or advantage by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations.
B. Whoever commits the crime of exploitation of persons with infirmities shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or both.
C. Whoever is convicted, or who enters a plea agreement for exploitation of persons with infirmities shall be prohibited from having access to the assets or property of the victim or of any other person with a disability or person who is aged. The offender shall be prohibited from being appointed as a power of attorney or guardian for the victim or any other person with a disability or person who is aged. The provisions of this Subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the offender from inheriting from the victim with an infirmity.
Acts 1992, No. 309, §1; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 26, §1; Acts 1995, No. 883, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1044, §1; Acts 2014, No. 811, §6, eff. June 23, 2014.
1As appears in enrolled bill.