Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect

145. A decision-making assistant, co-decision-maker, decision-making representative, attorney for the relevant person, or designated healthcare representative who ill-treats or wilfully neglects the relevant person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine and imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €50,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or both.