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55 Pa. Code § 52.16. Abuse.

§ 52.16. Abuse.

 (a)  Abuse is an act or omission that willfully deprives a participant of rights or human dignity, or which may cause or causes actual physical injury or emotional harm to a participant including a critical incident and one or more of the following:

   (1)  Sexual harassment of a participant.

   (2)  Sexual contact between a staff member and a participant.

   (3)  Restraining a participant.

   (4)  Financial exploitation of a participant.

   (5)  Humiliating a participant.

   (6)  Withholding regularly scheduled meals from a participant.

 (b)  Abuse of a participant is prohibited.

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