(1) A parent of a child, the person entrusted with the physical custody of a child or dependent person, a person who has assumed the responsibility to provide to a dependent person the basic necessities of life, or a person employed to provide to the child or dependent person the basic necessities of life is guilty of criminal mistreatment in the second degree if he or she recklessly, as defined in RCW 9A.08.010
, either (a) creates an imminent and substantial risk of death or great bodily harm, or (b) causes substantial bodily harm by withholding any of the basic necessities of life.
(2) Criminal mistreatment in the second degree is a class C felony.
Short title—Findings—Construction—Conflict with federal requirements—Part headings and captions not law—1997 c 392:
See notes following RCW 74.39A.009