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83-356. Mentally ill persons; mistreatment; liability; penalty.Any person taking care of a mentally ill person, and restraining such a person, either with or without authority, who shall treat such person with wanton severity, harshness or cruelty, or shall in any way abuse such a person, shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor and shall also be liable in an action for all damages sustained by such mentally ill person. SourceG.S.1873, c. 31, § 34, p. 418; R.S.1913, § 7261; C.S.1922, § 6918; C.S.1929, § 83-723; R.S.1943, § 83-356; Laws 1947, c. 335, § 43, p. 1074; Laws 1959, c. 442, § 9, p. 1490; Laws 1977, LB 39, § 312. AnnotationsThis section does not create a criminal offense for lack of a penalty. Redding v. State, 165 Neb. 307, 85 N.W.2d 647 (1957).