North Dakota Medical Mandated Reporting

17-41. Duty of physicians and others to report injury – Penalty.

  1. Any physician, physician assistant, naturopath licensed under chapter 43-58, acupuncturist licensed under chapter 43-61, or any individual licensed under chapter 43-12.1 who performs any diagnosis or treatment for any individual suffering from any wound, injury, or other physical trauma:
    1. Inflicted by the individual’s own act or by the act of another by means of a knife, gun, or pistol shall as soon as practicable report the wound, injury, or trauma to a law enforcement agency in the county in which the care was rendered; or
    2. Which the individual performing diagnosis or treatment has reasonable cause to suspect was inflicted in violation of any criminal law of this state, shall as soon as practicable report the wound, injury, or trauma to a law enforcement agency in the county in which the care was rendered.