California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 15610.53

CA Welf & Inst Code § 15610.53 (2017)  

“Mental suffering” means fear, agitation, confusion, severe depression, or other forms of serious emotional distress that is brought about by forms of intimidating behavior, threats, harassment, or by deceptive acts performed or false or misleading statements made with malicious intent to agitate, confuse, frighten, or cause severe depression or serious emotional distress of the elder or dependent adult.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 559, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2001.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018