1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title O: Offenses Against Marriage, the Family, and the Welfare of Children and Incompetents
  6. Article 260: Offenses Relating to Children, Disabled Persons and Vulnerable Elderly Persons


Section 260.34 Endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree

Penal (PEN)

§ 260.34 Endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an

   incompetent or physically disabled person in the first

   degree.

  A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree when, being a caregiver for a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person:

  1. With intent to cause physical injury to such person, he or she causes serious physical injury to such person; or

  2. He or she recklessly causes serious physical injury to such person.

  Endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, or an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree is a class D felony.