Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–933. Criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult or elderly person.

A person is guilty of criminal abuse of a vulnerable adult or elderly person if that person intentionally or knowingly:

(1) Inflicts or threatens to inflict physical pain or injury by hitting, slapping, kicking, pinching, biting, pulling hair or other corporal means;

(2) Uses repeated or malicious oral or written statements that would be considered by a reasonable person to be harassing or threatening; or

(3) Imposes unreasonable confinement or involuntary seclusion, including but not limited to, the forced separation from other persons against his or her will or the directions of any legal representative.


(June 8, 2001, D.C. Law 13-301, § 203, 47 DCR 7039; Nov. 23, 2016, D.C. Law 21-166, § 3(c), 63 DCR 10733.)