State of Louisiana

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Caregiver Neglect Laws

Criminal negligence
LSA-R.S. 14:12
Aggravated kidnapping
LSA-R.S. 14:44
Second degree kidnapping
LSA-R.S. 14:44.1
Simple kidnapping
LSA-R.S. 14:45
False imprisonment
LSA-R.S. 14:46
False imprisonment; offender armed with dangerous weapon
LSA-R.S. 14:46.1
Unauthorized participation in medical assistance programs
LSA-R.S. 14:126.3.1
Abuse and neglect of adults
LSA-R.S. 14:403.2

Emotional/Psychological Laws

LSA-R.S. 14:40.2
LSA-R.S. 14:40.3
LSA-R.S. 14:40.7
Intimidating, impeding, or injuring witnesses; injuring officers; penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:129.1
LSA-R.S. 14:40.1

Financial Exploitation Laws

Armed robbery
LSA-R.S. 14:64
First degree robbery
LSA-R.S. 14:64.1
Armed robbery; attempted armed robbery; use of firearm; additional penalty
LSA-R.S. 14:64.3
Second degree robbery
LSA-R.S. 14:64.4
Simple robbery
LSA-R.S. 14:65
LSA-R.S. 14:66
LSA-R.S. 14:67
Credit card fraud by persons authorized to provide goods and services
LSA-R.S. 14:67.11
Theft of a firearm
LSA-R.S. 14:67.15
Crime defined
LSA-R.S. 14:7
Criminal conduct
LSA-R.S. 14:8
Criminal consequences
LSA-R.S. 14:9
Criminal intent
LSA-R.S. 14:10
Criminal intent; how expressed
LSA-R.S. 14:11
Criminal conspiracy
LSA-R.S. 14:26
Attempt; penalties; attempt on peace officer; enhanced penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:27
Inciting a felony
LSA-R.S. 14:28
Manufacture and possession of delayed action incendiary devices; penalty
LSA-R.S. 14:54.2
Aggravated criminal damage to property
LSA-R.S. 14:55
Simple criminal damage to property
LSA-R.S. 14:56
Illegal possession of stolen firearms
LSA-R.S. 14:69.1
False accounting
LSA-R.S. 14:70
Medicaid fraud
LSA-R.S. 14:70.1
Fraud in selling agricultural equipment
LSA-R.S. 14:70.3 
Access device fraud
LSA-R.S. 14:70.4
Fraudulent remuneration
LSA-R.S. 14:70.5
Unlawful distribution, possession, or use of theft alarm deactivation devices
LSA-R.S. 14:70.6
Illegal transmission of monetary funds
LSA-R.S. 14:70.8
Issuing worthless checks
LSA-R.S. 14:71
Damage to property with intent to defraud
LSA-R.S. 14:57
Criminal mischief
LSA-R.S. 14:59
Aggravated burglary
LSA-R.S. 14:60
Simple burglary
LSA-R.S. 14:62
Simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling
LSA-R.S. 14:62.2
Unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling
LSA-R.S. 14:62.3
Unauthorized entry of a dwelling during an emergency or disaster
LSA-R.S. 14:62.7
Home invasion
LSA-R.S. 14:62.8
Criminal trespass
LSA-R.S. 14:63
Entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden
LSA-R.S. 14:63.3
Aiding and abetting others to enter or remain on premises where forbidden
LSA-R.S. 14:63.4
Criminal use of Internet, virtual, street-map; enhanced penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:73.9
Online impersonation
LSA-R.S. 14:73.10
False personation
LSA-R.S. 14:112
False personation of a peace officer or firefighter
LSA-R.S. 14:112.1
Fraudulent portrayal of a law enforcement officer or firefighter
LSA-R.S. 14:112.2
Contractors; misapplication of payments prohibited; penalty
LSA-R.S. 14:202
Residential contractor fraud; penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:202.1
Money laundering; transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity
LSA-R.S. 14:230
Telephone communications; improper language; harassment; penalty
LSA-R.S. 14:285 
Identity theft
LSA-R.S. 14:67.16
Fraudulent acquisition of a credit card
LSA-R.S. 14:67.22
Theft of a motor vehicle
LSA-R.S. 14:67.26
False personation of a veteran or fraudulent representation of a veteran-owned business
LSA-R.S. 14:67.29
Unauthorized use of a movable
LSA-R.S. 14:68
Unauthorized use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or supplemental nutrition assistance program benefit access devices
LSA-R.S. 14:68.2
Failure to report unauthorized use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits; penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:68.2.1
Unauthorized removal of a motor vehicle; penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:68.3
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
LSA-R.S. 14:68.4
Unauthorized ordering of goods or services
LSA-R.S. 14:68.6
Illegal possession of stolen things
LSA-R.S. 14:69
Exploitation of persons with infirmities
LSA-R.S. 14:93.4
Interfering with a law enforcement investigation
LSA-R.S. 14:329
Interference with medical treatment
LSA-R.S. 14:332
Documents simulating official court papers for collection purposes, sale or purchase prohibited; use prohibited; penalty
LSA-R.S. 14:353
Fiduciaries, failure to file accounts in court; penalty
LSA-R.S. 14:354
Bank fraud
LSA-R.S. 14:71.1
Mortgage fraud
LSA-R.S. 14:71.3
Homestead exemption fraud
LSA-R.S. 14:71.4
LSA-R.S. 14:72
Forgery of a certificate of insurance or insurance identification card; penalties
LSA-R.S. 14:72.1.1
Monetary instrument abuse
LSA-R.S. 14:72.2
Identification of alleged offender
LSA-R.S. 14:72.3
Disposal of property with fraudulent or malicious intent
LSA-R.S. 14:72.4
Definitions - Computer Related Crime
LSA-R.S. 14:73.1
Offenses against computer users
LSA-R.S. 14:73.4
Computer fraud
LSA-R.S. 14:73.5

Physical Abuse Laws

First degree murder
LSA-R.S. 14:29
Second degree murder
LSA-R.S. 14:30.1
LSA-R.S. 14:31
Negligent homicide
LSA-R.S. 14:32
Criminal assistance to suicide
LSA-R.S. 14:32.12
Battery defined
LSA-R.S. 14:33
Aggravated battery
LSA-R.S. 14:34
Second degree battery
LSA-R.S. 14:34.1
Battery of a police officer
LSA-R.S. 14:34.2
Disarming of a peace officer
LSA-R.S. 14:34.6
Aggravated second degree battery
LSA-R.S. 14:34.7
Battery of emergency room personnel, emergency services personnel, or a healthcare professional
LSA-R.S. 14:34.8
Battery of a dating partner
LSA-R.S. 14:34.9
Aggravated assault upon a dating partner
LSA-R.S. 14:34.9.1
Simple battery
LSA-R.S. 14:35
Battery of a child welfare or adult protective service worker
LSA-R.S. 14:35.1
Simple battery of persons with infirmities
LSA-R.S. 14:35.2
Domestic abuse battery
LSA-R.S. 14:35.3
Assault defined
LSA-R.S. 14:36
Aggravated assault
LSA-R.S. 14:37
Aggravated assault upon a peace officer
LSA-R.S. 14:37.2
Aggravated assault with a firearm
LSA-R.S. 14:37.4
Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer
LSA-R.S. 14:37.6
Domestic abuse aggravated assault
LSA-R.S. 14:37.7
Simple assault
LSA-R.S. 14:38
Mingling harmful substances
LSA-R.S. 14:38.1
Negligent injuring
LSA-R.S. 14:39
Violation of protective orders
LSA-R.S. 14:79
Investigation of death due to violence or suspicious circumstances when claim of self-defense is raised
LSA-R.S. 14:20.1 
Aggressor cannot claim self defense
LSA-R.S. 14:21
Solicitation for murder
LSA-R.S. 14:28.1
LSA-R.S. 14:29

Sexual Abuse/Assault Laws

Second degree rape
LSA-R.S. 14:42.1
Third degree rape
LSA-R.S. 14:43
Sexual battery
LSA-R.S. 14:43.1
Misdemeanor sexual battery
LSA-R.S. 14:43.1.1
Second degree sexual battery
LSA-R.S. 14:43.2
Oral sexual battery
LSA-R.S. 14:43.3
Intentional exposure to AIDS virus
LSA-R.S. 14:43.5
Human trafficking
LSA-R.S. 14:46.2
Rape; defined
LSA-R.S. 14:41
First degree rape
LSA-R.S. 14:42


Theft of the assets of an aged person or disabled person

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 14:**67.21


State Mandated Reporting


La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1504 &
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1505

Who has to report?
Any person, including, but not limited to a health, mental health, and social service practitioner.

When to report?
Any person having cause to believe that an adult's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be further adversely affected by abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall report in accordance with R.S. 15:1505

How to report?
Reports shall be made to any adult protection agency or to any local or state law enforcement agency.

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Consumer Protection Statutes