26-23a-2. Injury reporting requirements by health care provider.
- (a) Any health care provider who treats or cares for any person who suffers from any wound or other injury inflicted by the person’s own act or by the act of another by means of a knife, gun, pistol, explosive, infernal device, or deadly weapon, or by violation of any criminal statute of this state, shall immediately report to a law enforcement agency the facts regarding the injury.
- (b) The report shall state the name and address of the injured person if known, the person’s whereabouts, the character and extent of the person’s injuries, and the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the report.
(2) A healthcare provider may not be discharged, suspended, disciplined, or harassed for making a report pursuant to this section.
(3) A person may not incur any civil or criminal liability as a result of making any report required by this section.
(4) A healthcare provider who has personal knowledge that the report of a wound or injury has been made in compliance with this section is under no further obligation to make a report regarding that wound or injury under this section.
Credits. Laws 1988, c. 238, § 2; Laws 1996, c. 23, § 2, eff. April 29, 1996