State of Maine

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Caregiver Neglect Laws

Reckless conduct
17-A M.R.S.A. § 211
Domestic violence reckless conduct
17-A M.R.S.A. § 211-A
Aggravated reckless conduct
17-A M.R.S.A. § 213
17-A M.R.S.A. § 301
Criminal restraint
17-A M.R.S.A. § 302
Endangering welfare of dependent person
17-A M.R.S.A. § 555

Emotional/Psychological Laws

Domestic violence terrorizing
17-A M.R.S.A. §210-B
Domestic violence stalking
17-A M.R.S.A. §210-C
Tampering with a witness, informant, juror or victim
17-A M.R.S.A. §454
Harassment by telephone or by electronic communication device
17-A M.R.S.A. §506
17-A M.R.S.A. §506-A
17-A M.R.S.A. §210
17-A M.R.S.A. §210-A

Financial Exploitation Laws

Insurance deception
17-A M.R.S.A. §354-A
Theft by extortion
17-A M.R.S.A. §355
Theft of lost, mislaid or mistakenly delivered property
17-A M.R.S.A. §356-A
Theft of services
17-A M.R.S.A. §357
Receiving stolen property
17-A M.R.S.A. §359
Unauthorized use of property
17-A M.R.S.A. §360
17-A M.R.S.A. §401
Criminal trespass
17-A M.R.S.A. §402
Aggravated criminal trespass
17-A M.R.S.A. §402-A
Misuse of entrusted property
17-A M.R.S.A. §903
Misuse of identification
17-A M.R.S.A. §905-A
Misuse of scanning device or reencoder
17-A M.R.S.A. §905-B
Misuse of public benefits instrument
17-A M.R.S.A. §905-C
Possession or transfer of theft devices
17-A M.R.S.A. §907
Possession or transfer of automated sales suppression device
17-A M.R.S.A. §909
Trespass by motor vehicle
17-A M.R.S.A. §404
Burglary of motor vehicle
17-A M.R.S.A. §405
Criminal invasion of computer privacy
17-A M.R.S.A. §432
Aggravated criminal invasion of computer privacy
17-A M.R.S.A. §433
Prosecution of invasion of computer privacy
17-A M.R.S.A. §434
Permanent destruction of computer data on a computer used in the commission of a crime
17-A M.R.S.A. §436
Permissible destruction or transfer of ownership to the State of a computer used in the commission of a crime
17-A M.R.S.A. §437
Impersonating a public servant
17-A M.R.S.A. §457
17-A M.R.S.A. §651
Aggravated forgery
17-A M.R.S.A. §702
17-A M.R.S.A. §703
Possession of forgery devices
17-A M.R.S.A. §704
Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer
17-A M.R.S.A. §353
Theft by deception
17-A M.R.S.A. §354
Suppressing recordable instrument
17-A M.R.S.A. §706
Falsely filing a recordable instrument
17-A M.R.S.A. §706-A
Falsifying private records
17-A M.R.S.A. §707
Deceptive business practices
17-A M.R.S.A. §901
Deceptive insurance practices
17-A M.R.S.A. §901-A

Physical Abuse Laws

17-A M.R.S.A. §203
Aiding or soliciting suicide
17-A M.R.S.A. §204
17-A M.R.S.A. §207
Domestic violence assault
17-A M.R.S.A. §207-A
Aggravated assault
17-A M.R.S.A. §208
Elevated aggravated assault
17-A M.R.S.A. §208-B
Criminal threatening
17-A M.R.S.A. §209
Domestic violence criminal threatening
17-A M.R.S.A. §209-A
Violation of protective order
17-A M.R.S.A. §506-B
Aggravated attempted murder
17-A M.R.S.A. §152-A
17-A M.R.S.A. §201
Felony murder
17-A M.R.S.A. §202

Sexual Abuse/Assault Laws

Gross sexual assault
17-A M.R.S.A. §253
Unlawful sexual contact
17-A M.R.S.A. § 255-A
Factors aiding in predicting high-risk sex offenders for sentencing purposes
17-A M.R.S.A. § 257


Misuse of entrusted property

17-A ME. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 903

1. A person is guilty of misuse of entrusted property if that person deals with property that has been entrusted to that person as a fiduciary, or property of the government or of a financial institution, in a manner that that person knows is a violation of that person’s duty and that involves a substantial risk of loss to the owner or to a person for whose benefit the property was entrusted.
[PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (AMD).] 2. As used in this section “fiduciary” includes any person carrying on fiduciary functions on behalf of an organization that is a fiduciary.
[PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (AMD).] 3. Except as provided in subsection 4, misuse of entrusted property is a Class D crime.
[PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (AMD).] 4. If a misuse of entrusted property results in the loss of a vulnerable person’s property or the loss of property entrusted to a person for the benefit of a vulnerable person and, at the time of the offense, the owner or the beneficiary of the property is a vulnerable person:
A. If the value of the property is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000, the misuse of entrusted property is a Class C crime; and [PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (NEW).] B. If the value of the property is more than $10,000, the misuse of entrusted property is a Class B crime. [PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (NEW).] As used in this subsection, “vulnerable person” means an incapacitated adult as defined in Title 22, section 3472, subsection 10 or a dependent adult as defined in Title 22, section 3472, subsection 6.
[PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (NEW).] SECTION HISTORY
PL 1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). PL 2013, c. 414, §5 (AMD).

State Mandated Reporting


22 Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 3477

Who has to report?
An allopathic or osteopathic physician; a medical resident or intern; a medical examiner; a physician's assistant; a dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant; a chiropractor; a podiatrist; a registered or licensed practical nurse; a certified nursing assistant; a social worker; a psychologist; a pharmacist; a physical therapist; a speech therapist; an occupational therapist; a mental health professional; a law enforcement official, corrections officer or other person holding a certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy; emergency room personnel; an ambulance attendant; an emergency medical technician or other licensed medical service provider; unlicensed assistive personnel; a humane agent employed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; a clergy member acquiring the information as a result of clerical professional work except for information received during confidential communications; a sexual assault counselor; a family or domestic violence victim advocate; a naturopathic doctor; a respiratory therapist; a court-appointed guardian or conservator; a chair of a professional licensing board that has jurisdiction over mandated reporters; any person who has assumed full, intermittent or occasional responsibility for receives compensation; any person affiliated with a church or religious institution who serves in an administrative capacity or has otherwise assumed a position of trust or responsibility to the members of that church or religious institution, while acting in that capacity, regardless of whether the person receives compensation; or any person providing transportation services as a volunteer or employee of an agency, business or other entity, whether or not the services provided are for compensation. An animal control officer may make a report to the department.

When to report?
Anyone required by statute to report when the person knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused, neglected, or exploited.

How to report?
Reports shall be made immediately by telephone to the Department Health and Human Services and must be followed by a written report within 48 hours if requested.

Maine Office of Elder Services Elder Abuse Hotline:
800-624-8404 or 711(in Maine).

Consumer Protection Statutes