21.1. The following commit an offence and are liable to a fine of $5,000 to $125,000 in the case of a natural person, or to a fine of $10,000 to $250,000 in any other case:
(1) anyone who commits an act of maltreatment against a user of full age who is lodged in a facility maintained by an institution operating a residential and long-term care centre, a user of full age who is taken in charge by an intermediate resource or family-type resource or a resident of a private seniors’ residence, on the premises of such a facility, resource or residence;
(2) an institution, the person responsible for or operator of a resource or residence or a member of their staff that commits an act of maltreatment against a user or resident referred to in subparagraph 1 while the user or resident, who is under the responsibility of the institution, person or operator, as applicable, is outside the premises referred to in that subparagraph; or
(3) a person who, in the exercise of his or her functions, commits an act of maltreatment against a user of full age to whom the person directly provides in-home health services or social services on behalf of an institution.
The amounts of the fines are doubled for a subsequent offence.
For the purposes of this section, residents of a private seniors’ residence and persons receiving in-home health services and social services are covered provided they are persons in vulnerable situations within the meaning of section 2.
2022, c. 62022, c. 6, s. 141.