Sec. 13. (a) A person who:
(1) believes or has reason to believe that an endangered adult or person of any age who has a mental or physical disability is the victim of battery, neglect, or exploitation as prohibited by this chapter or IC 35-42-2-1; and
(2) knowingly fails to report the facts supporting that belief to the division of disability and rehabilitative services, the division of aging, the adult protective services unit designated under IC 12-10-3, or a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over battery, neglect, or exploitation of an endangered adult; commits a Class B misdemeanor.
(b) An officer or employee of the division or adult protective services unit who unlawfully discloses information contained in the records of the division of aging under IC 12-10-3-12 through IC 12-10-3-15 commits a Class C infraction.
(c) A law enforcement agency that receives a report that an endangered adult or person of any age who has a mental or physical disability is or may be a victim of battery, neglect, or exploitation as prohibited by this chapter or IC 35-42-2-1 shall immediately communicate the report to the adult protective services unit designated under IC 12-10-3.
(d) An individual who discharges, demotes, transfers, prepares a negative work performance evaluation, reduces benefits, pay, or work privileges, or takes other action to retaliate against an individual who in good faith makes a report under IC 12-10-3-9 concerning an endangered individual commits a Class A infraction. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.299, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.185-1984, SEC.4; P.L.39-1985, SEC.3; P.L.41-1987, SEC.20; P.L.42-1987, SEC.14; P.L.2-1992, SEC.884; P.L.4-1993, SEC.328; P.L.5-1993, SEC.335; P.L.2-1997, SEC.75; P.L.281-2003, SEC.4; P.L.141-2006, SEC.112; P.L.153-2011, SEC.19; P.L.238-2015, SEC.14.