California Medical Mandated Reporting

PENAL CODE – PEN

PART 4. PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS [11006 – 14315]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )

TITLE 1. INVESTIGATION AND CONTROL OF CRIMES AND CRIMINALS [11006 – 11482]

  ( Title 1 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. )

CHAPTER 2. Control of Crimes and Criminals [11150 – 11199.5]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 70. )

ARTICLE 2. Reports of Injuries [11160 – 11163.6]

  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 992, Sec. 1. )

11160.

A health practitioner, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 11162.5, employed by a health facility, clinic, physician’s office, local or state public health department, local government agency, or a clinic or other type of facility operated by a local or state public health department who, in the health practitioner’s professional capacity or within the scope of the health practitioner’s employment, provides medical services for a physical condition to a patient whom the health practitioner knows or reasonably suspects is a person described as follows, shall immediately make a report in accordance with subdivision (b):
(1) A person suffering from any wound or other physical injury inflicted by the person’s own act or inflicted by another where the injury is by means of a firearm.

(2) A person suffering from any wound or other physical injury inflicted upon the person where the injury is the result of assaultive or abusive conduct.