Kentucky Revised Statutes Title L. Kentucky Penal Code § 508.090. Definitions for KRS 508.100 to 508.120

The following definitions apply in KRS 508.100 to 508.120 unless the context otherwise requires:

(1)  “Abuse” means the infliction of physical pain, injury, or mental injury, or the deprivation of services by a person which are necessary to maintain the health and welfare of a person, or a situation in which an adult, living alone, is unable to provide or obtain for himself the services which are necessary to maintain his health or welfare.

(2)  “Physically helpless” and “mentally helpless” means a person who lacks substantial capacity to defend himself or solicit protection from law enforcement agencies.


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