State & Federal Laws

Connecticut Laws

The Office of Legislative Research of the Connecticut General Assembly produces a post-legislative session report each year entitled “Acts Affecting Seniors”.   Within these reports you will find several enacted bills that relate to the multi-faceted issue of elder abuse.

2017 Acts Affecting Seniors

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/rpt/pdf/2017-R-0151.pdf  

2016 Acts Affecting Seniors

https://www.cga.ct.gov/olr/Documents/year/AA/2016AA-0127_2016%20Acts%20Affecting%20Seniors.pdf

 

Connecticut General Statutes:

Chapter 319h – Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman

Chapter 319dd – Protective Services for the Elderly

Chapter 952 – Penal Code: Offenses

Sec. 53a-59a. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the first degree: Class strong felony: Five years not suspendable.

Sec. 53a-60b. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the second degree: Class D felony: Two years not suspendable.

Sec. 53a-60c. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the second degree with a firearm: Class D felony: Three years not suspendable.

Sec. 53a-61a. Assault of an elderly, blind, disabled or pregnant person or a person with intellectual disability in the third degree: Class A misdemeanor: One year not suspendable.

Sec. 53a-321. Abuse in the first degree: Class C felony.

Sec. 53a-322. Abuse in the second degree: Class D felony.

Sec. 53a-323. Abuse in the third degree: Class A misdemeanor.

Federal Laws

The national Elder Justice Coalition monitors and influences relevant legislation and regulations that pertain to the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.   Click here to see their list of federal legislation enacted.