§ 11-47-48. Report of gunshot wounds.
Every physician attending or treating a case of bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder burn, or any other injury arising from or caused by the discharge of a gun, pistol, or other firearm, or whenever any case is treated in a hospital, sanitarium, dispensary, or other institution the person in charge of it, shall report the case at once to the police authorities of the town or city where the physician, hospital, sanitarium, dispensary or institution is located. This section shall not apply to wounds, burns, or injuries received by any member of the armed forces of the United States or of this state while engaged in the actual performance of duty. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100).
History of Section.
P.L. 1929, ch. 1384, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 607, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 11-47-38; G.L. 1956, § 11-47-48; P.L. 1959, ch. 75, § 1.