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. )
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.