265.25 Certain wounds to be reported.
Every case of a bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder burn, or any other injury arising from or caused by the discharge of a gun or firearm, and every case of a wound that is likely to or may result in death and is actually or apparently inflicted by a knife, icepick or other sharp or pointed instrument, shall be reported at once to the police authorities of the city, town or village where the person reporting is located by:
- (a) the physician attending or treating the case; or
- (b) the manager, superintendent or other person in charge, whenever such case is treated in a hospital, sanitarium or other institution.
Failure to make such report is a class A misdemeanor. This subdivision shall not apply to such wounds, burns, or injuries received by a member of the armed forces of the United States or the state of New York while engaged in the actual performance of duty.
Credits (L.1965, c. 1030.)
Effective: January 3, 1999
2137. Domestic violence recognition.
The department shall, in consultation with the office for the prevention of domestic violence and statewide organizations and
community-based organizations, develop a protocol for the identification and screening of victims of domestic violence who
may either be a protected individual or a contact as used in this title.
(Added L.1998, c. 163, § 1, eff. Jan. 3, 1999.)