(A) "Abuse" means all of the following:
(1) The use of physical force that can reasonably be expected to result in physical harm or serious physical harm;
(2) Sexual abuse;
(3) Verbal abuse.
(B) "Misappropriation" means depriving, defrauding, or otherwise obtaining the real or personal property of an individual by any means prohibited by the Revised Code, including violations of Chapter 2911. or 2913. of the Revised Code.
(C) " Developmental disabilities employee" means all of the following:
(1) An employee of the department of developmental disabilities;
(2) An employee of a county board of developmental disabilities;
(3) An employee in a position that includes providing specialized services to an individual with a developmental disability;
(D) "Neglect" means, when there is a duty to do so, failing to provide an individual with any treatment, care, goods, or services that are necessary to maintain the health and safety of the individual.
(H) "Sexual abuse" means unlawful sexual conduct or sexual contact.
(I) "Specialized services" means any program or service designed and operated to serve primarily individuals with developmental disabilities, including a program or service provided by an entity licensed or certified by the department of developmental disabilities. A program or service available to the general public is not a specialized service.
(J) "Verbal abuse" means purposely using words to threaten, coerce, intimidate, harass, or humiliate an individual.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 01-30-2004 .