§ 2380.16. Abuse.
Abuse of an individual is prohibited. Abuse is an act or omission of an act that willfully deprives an individual of rights or human dignity or which may cause or causes actual physical injury or emotional harm to an individual, such as striking or kicking an individual; neglect; rape; sexual molestation, sexual exploitation or sexual harassment of an individual; sexual contact between a staff person and an individual; restraining an individual without following the requirements in this chapter; financial exploitation of an individual; humiliating an individual; or withholding regularly scheduled meals.
The provisions of this § 2380.16 adopted December 29, 1978, effective December 30, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 3820; amended January 15, 1993, effective January 16, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 343. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (131160).
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