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Welfare & Institutions Code 15610.57

California Welfare & Institutions Code ยง 15610.57
Under California law, "Neglect" means either of the following:

1.        The negligent failure of any person having the care or
       custody of an elder or a dependent adult to exercise that
       degree of care that a reasonable person in a like position
       would exercise.

2.        The negligent failure of an elder or dependent adult to
        exercise that degree of self care that a reasonable person
        in a like position would exercise.

3.        Neglect includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

A.        Failure to assist in personal hygiene, or in the provision of
       food, clothing, or shelter.

B.        Failure to provide medical care for physical and mental
       health needs. No person shall be deemed neglected or
       abused for the sole reason that he or she voluntarily relies
       on treatment by spiritual means through prayer alone in lieu
       of medical treatment.

C.        Failure to protect from health and safety hazards.

D.        Failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration.

4.        Failure of an elder or dependent adult to satisfy the needs
       specified in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, for himself or
       herself as a result of poor cognitive functioning, mental
       limitation, substance abuse, or chronic poor health.